Comedian Dave Chapelle was watching the local CBS news as he toured through North Carolina when he saw something that shocked him: a couple had been scammed out of $500 trying to buy tickets to HIS show. Chapelle contacted the news station, CBS affiliate WBTV, right away, knowing he had to make things right.
Deidra Dickens had purchased four tickets to Chapelle's show from a Craigslist vendor who ghosted her after she sent them the funds.
Believing the money was simply gone, Dickens told the story to WBTV but asked not to be identified by name.
Dave Chapelle is a god damn national treasure— Benjamin Carney (@Benjamin Carney)1550425957.0
Chapelle reached out to the news station, saying he wanted to make things right for the Dickens family. The station then reached out to Deidra, telling her an "anonymous viewer" had hooked them up with four new tickets to the show, along with a dinner at the nearby Omni Charlotte Hotel.
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Later that night, as Deidra and her family ate dinner, Chapelle himself arrived to deliver their tickets.
Fortunately, he brought along the local news station's cameras to capture the adorable moment.
Last night we told you this Charlotte couple was scammed out of hundreds of dollars trying to buy @DaveChappelle ti… https://t.co/q7FJiBtPAP— Alex Giles WBTV (@Alex Giles WBTV)1550189925.0
Sitting down to get to know the Dickenses, Chapelle offered some advice:
"Always get your tickets from reliable sources."
The comedian told WBTV how it felt to help Deidra and her family out:
"It felt good. It felt like I just got to make something that was wrong right."
AND A AWESOME HUMAN AWARD 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆💫GOES TO @DaveChappelle CHAPPELLE SHOW OF KINDNESS: When two of his biggest fans bou… https://t.co/cM76t9R3Xp— jeanette impia ♪♫ ♪♫ (@jeanette impia ♪♫ ♪♫)1550503843.0
Twitter's hearts were also warmed by Chapelle's kind gesture:
@DaveChappelle you the man for delivering those tickets to your fans that got cheat out of seeing a good show and t… https://t.co/t8y4dLVhOz— Michael A. McGowan (@Michael A. McGowan)1550341193.0
@DaveChappelle is more than a stand up comic. He’s a stand up guy. A humble artist who is grateful for his fans!— Chase Waters (@Chase Waters)1550340776.0
@AlexGilesNews has made it -- getting a one-on-one with @DaveChappelle and his story landing on TMZ!! https://t.co/jkzsfnvlja— Miguel Melendez@TMZ (@Miguel Melendez@TMZ)1550252821.0
Shout Out to @DaveChappelle for going out of his way to make things right with these fans that got mislead on… https://t.co/OEJ2JNEeih— #chinoluva (@#chinoluva)1550250622.0
@SayWhaaat_KEKE @lilduval Tell him you got scammed off Craigslist girl. Worked for some dave chapelle fans. Dav… https://t.co/OUb4vTIrPv— call me Nate or Nathan if you're proper... (@call me Nate or Nathan if you're proper...)1550244198.0
Thanks for being a king, Dave, we hope to see you soon at an upcoming show!