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New Jersey Woman Helps Man Short on Cash at Wawa, Discovers He's Keith Urban

The substitute teacher says she had made a resolution to help Wawa customers and jumped at the chance when the man ahead of her was short a few dollars

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Country Music Star Keith Urban Needed Help With His Wawa Tab

    Country music superstar Keith Urban was visiting a Wawa in Medford, New Jersey, ahead of his Camden concert. He didn’t have enough money to pay for his food so a local school teacher stepped in to pay it forward. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Substitute teacher Ruth Reed was just trying to help the guy in front of her in line at the Medford, New Jersey, Wawa pay for his items.

    • Reed told the man she helped that he looked like country music star Keith Urban. "It was then I realized what an idiot I was," she said.

    • A spokesperson for Wawa said they were “thrilled” by the story.

    A woman who thought she was helping a down-and-out man pay for his food at a New Jersey Wawa ended up footing the bill for country music star Keith Urban.

    Ruth Reed says she met Urban at a Medford Wawa ahead of his concert Friday night in Camden.

    Substitute teacher Reed says she had made a resolution to help Wawa customers and jumped at the chance when the man ahead of her was short a few dollars.

    Keith Urban and Ruth Reed
    Photo credit: Anna Simpkins

    Reed says he thanked her and said his name was Keith. When she remarked that he looked like Keith Urban, he said he was.

    Not believing him, Reed asked his bodyguard to confirm she was talking to the musician.

    “It was then I realized what an idiot I was," she said.

    A spokesperson for Wawa said they were “thrilled” by the story.

    “We are lucky at Wawa to have the best customers around,” she said. “They include our wonderful regular customers, like Ruth, and occasionally music superstars like Keith Urban!”

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