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

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.

Anna Simpkins
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