Ruth Reed, a substitute teacher working in New Jersey, loves helping people. So much so that she seeks out those down on their luck and gives them a few bucks.
No doubt that unsuspecting people are surprised by Reed's generosity, but this week it was Reed who received the big surprise. Standing in line at a New Jersey gas station/convenience store Wawa, Reed overheard a man in line turn to the woman with him and ask if she had any money. That's when Reed stepped in to pay what the man owed.
Reed asked the man what his name was, and when he answered, "Keith," she told him he looked like country singer Keith Urban. That when he replied he was Keith Urban.
At first Reed didn't believe he was the Keith Urban, but his bodyguard confirmed it was true. The two then took a photo outside that Reed posted on social media.
Photo credit Anna Simpkins
One of Reed's former students shared Reed's Facebook post on Twitter, and it went viral.
My favorite story of the day is how my 3rd grade teacher thought @KeithUrban was down on his luck and couldn’t pay… https://t.co/s8FuKcFkxN— Olivia Rose Prouse (@Olivia Rose Prouse)1533405918.0
Ruth Reed Facebook
People have fallen in love with Reed and the story.
@liverdiverz @KeithUrban The best part of this x me, is that Ruth does this EVERY week and her friends/family suppo… https://t.co/JpN5HuSyvL— unfertile snowflake (@unfertile snowflake)1533648625.0
@liverdiverz @johnpavlovitz @KeithUrban Made my day! You go Ruth....we need more Ruth’s in our world.— michele frazier (@michele frazier)1533640864.0
@liverdiverz @KeithUrban Love this story, sign of folks’ genuine goodwill. Also, tickled by her inquiry (because I… https://t.co/8bWoYKbdME— 🖊️ Jeannine Hunter (@🖊️ Jeannine Hunter)1533648058.0
@liverdiverz @KeithUrban It happens to the best of us🙏 your so kind and generous. I’m sure Keith will never forget what you did. ♥️— doreen (@doreen)1533590846.0
@liverdiverz @KeithUrban @liverdiverz @KeithUrban Wonderful story!😍 He’s such a great guy! He came to my hometown… https://t.co/fHOCc56Nxq— Ginger (@Ginger)1533654112.0
@liverdiverz @KeithUrban Adorable story!— Mary (@Mary)1533607927.0
@liverdiverz @KeithUrban Faith in Humanity: Restored. ✅— Immortan Deplorable (@Immortan Deplorable)1533640395.0
@liverdiverz @johnpavlovitz @KeithUrban But how sweet is she? Oh my heart.— Lady Pie de Grue (@Lady Pie de Grue)1533651337.0
@liverdiverz @KeithUrban Oh I just love the smile on her face. What a sweet woman.— Nicole Lyons (@Nicole Lyons)1533650857.0
@liverdiverz @KeithUrban Ruth, you are a legend 🙌— Cathy Crawley (@Cathy Crawley)1533642680.0
We agree, we definitely need more people like Reed in the world.