She Thought He Was Down On His Luck And Paid For His Food -- It Was Keith Urban

August 7, 2018

A kindhearted woman in New Jersey helped a stranger who was short on cash only to learn it was country music star Keith Urban.

Ruth Reed was at the Wawa on Route 541 in Medford when she noticed the customer in front of her had an issue at the register.

"It looked like he was using a card and it didn't go through and then he asked a young lady for five dollars and I thought this is it so I said 'No I'll get it'," Reed told CBS Philly.

She said she thought he looked familiar but did not immediately recognize him.

"And he said what's your name? Ruth, he said 'Ruth I'm Keith' and I said 'That's who you look like Keith Urban do people ever tell you that you look like Keith Urban' and he said 'I am Keith Urban'," Reed said.

Reed was still not convinced and even asked why his wife, Nicole Kidman, was not with him. She then noticed Urban's bodyguards and realized it was him.

"And I just fell apart," Reed recalled.

Reed said Keith was "very gracious" for her kindness and then posed for a picture with her before he left.

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Credit: Ruth Reed / Keith Urban at Wawa

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