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Posted: August 07, 2018

Keith Urban comes up short at Wawa, woman pays his tab not knowing who he is

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Keith Urban comes up short at Wawa, woman pays his tab not knowing who he is
Keith Urban performs onstage during the 2018 CMA Music festival at Nissan Stadium on June 9, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. Urban was at a New Jersey Wawa when he came up short for his bill. A woman stepped in and paid his tab.

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

MEDFORD, N.J. —

You never know who you’ll be able to help when they need it. A New Jersey woman figured she would help pay the tab of a man who couldn’t afford his meal at a gas station convenience store.

It turns out, the man she thought was down on his luck, was actually Grammy Award-winning country star, Keith Urban, The Associated Press reported.

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Ruth Reed was at a Medford, New Jersey, Wawa Friday night. So was Urban on his way to his concert in Camden.

Reed, who is a substitute teacher, had made a resolution to help customers she ran into at Wawa, the AP reported. When she was waiting to check out, the man in front of her was a few bucks short for his bill, so she paid the remainder. 

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He thanked Reed, saying that his name was Keith. That’s when she told him he resembled Keith Urban, the AP reported

Turns out, he more than resembled the singer, but she didn’t believe he was who he said he was. But Urban’s bodyguard confirmed his identity. 

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“It was then I realized what an idiot I was,” Reed said.

Reed’s story has gone viral. One of her former students posted on Twitter, “My favorite story of the day is how my 3rd grade teacher thought Keith Urban was down on his luck and couldn’t pay for his Wawa snacks so she bought them for him. What an angel.”


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