3rd-Grade Teacher Makes Keith Urban Prove Himself After He Couldn’t Pay For Snacks

By Cody Briana on August 7, 2018
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Keith Urban is just like us! Kind of. Ruth Reed, a 3rd grade school teacher, had a run-in with the country superstar at my favorite North East convenience store, Wawa. The funny/crazy part is he didn’t have enough cash to pay for his food, and she didn’t believe him when he said who he was!

How did this happen? CBS Philly reports Urban was in New Jersey this weekend for a show at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion and simply went out for some snacks with his bodyguard. When he realized he didn’t have enough money on him, Reed stepped in.

“For three years I have made a resolution to once a week treat someone at Wawa. Occasionally it happens more than once a week. Last night at trivia, Richard, Mike, Shana, Hayley, and Tim gave me the extra [cash] to use at Wawa,” she explained on social media. “This man was short a few dollars, he asked a lady with him if she had money.”

This was before Reed figured out who Urban was. To her, he was just a guy who couldn’t afford food.

“I jumped in and said I would pay and explained why. He thanked me and asked my name. I asked him his, and he told me it was Keith. I said that he did look like Keith Urban, he said he was. I didn’t believe him, I asked where Nicole was and who was the lady,” she said. “He finally said that I could ask his bodyguard.” And she did.

“It was then that I realized what an idiot I was. He graciously allowed me to get my picture taken with them. Another Ruth Reed moment!”

So sweet! I love this woman.

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