New Jersey woman spots Keith Urban cash for snacks at Wawa

Sergio Cunningham
August 8, 2018

A New Jersey woman was trying to help who she thought was a down-and-out man who needed a few dollars.

Ruth Reed said that she met Urban at a Wawa in Medford ahead of his concert Friday night in Camden. She says she had made a resolution to help Wawa customers and jumped at this chance to do good.

He thanked the her during their encounter at a store in in New Jersey and said his name was Keith.

"I argued with him that he was not Keith Urban", Reed said. When he said actually was, at first she didn't believe him, asking his body guard to confirm she was in fact talking to the country music star.

"He said "That's my sister, we can ask her, ' and I said 'okay, I don't think she would lie to some old lady", said Reed. "I asked him his and told me it was Keith".

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But as she was paying she thought to herself that the guy looked familiar.

Reed said Urban stuck $5 in the donation box at the register and happily took a picture with her. And who was that woman you were with?' And snippy, not nice!

Reed, a teacher in Medford for more than 30 years before retiring and now working as a substitute, said picking up Urban's tab is part of her regular routine at the popular South Jersey convenience chain.

"And I just fell apart, fell apart", she said.

Reed said she hopes the story inspires others to do good deeds for one another. "I asked where Nicole [Kidman] was and who was the lady [he was with]". Still, she managed to snap a photo with Urban.

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