Woman unknowingly pays Keith Urban’s tab at gas station


PHILADELPHIA, PA (WCMH) — A New Jersey woman walks into a gas station and meets Keith Urban!

To make the once-in-a-lifetime encounter even more special she helped the country music star pay his tab.

“We decided when we saw military people we would treat them at Wawa or Dunkin Donuts or whatever,” said Ruth Reed.

Ruth Reed and her husband have made it a habit to pick up people’s tabs at Wawa. 

A few years ago she made it a new year’s resolution to do it weekly. 

So this past Friday, when the customer in front of her at the Wawa was having an issue at the register, she jumped at the opportunity to help.

“It looked like he was using a card and it didn’t go through and then he asked a young lady for $5 and I thought this is it so I said ‘No I’ll get it,'” Reed told KYW.

But as she was paying she kept thinking, this guy looks familiar.

“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 every tell you that you look like Keith Urban?’ and he said ‘I am Keith Urban and I said ‘No, you’re not really.'”

Reed admits she took some convincing.

“And I said ‘Really? Really? Then where’s Nicole? And who was that woman you were with?’ And snippy, not nice!

Then Reed noticed Urban’s body guards and realized she really had just paid for Keith Urban.

“And I just fell apart, fell apart and he was gracious.”

Reed says urban stuck $5 in the donation box at the register and happily took this picture with her.

“And he really could have said ‘Lady get away from me,’ and he didn’t, he was very kind.”

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