The woman had no idea she was helping Keith Urban – a man who has net worth of $75 million. ‘Pay it forward’ is an act of doing a simple act of helping somebody out with little kindness.
However, for Ruth Reed was in for a shock as she ended up helping Keith Urban. She had made a resolution to help someone in need. She thought she had a chance at a local gas station when she offered to cover the bill of a stranger.
She noticed a customer in front of her having an issue at the register and she jumped at the opportunity.
She said: “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.”’
Little did she know that she was indeed helping out a man with $75 million net worth.
“And he said, ‘What’s your name?’ (I said), ‘Ruth,’ … He said, ‘Ruth, I’m Keith.’ And I said, ‘That’s who you look like, Keith Urban. Do people ever tell you that you look like Keith Urban?’ And he said, ‘I am Keith Urban.’ And I said, ‘No, you’re not really!’”
She didn’t believe him. However, after seeing the bodyguards she realized that he was indeed the man himself. Keith returned the kind gesture by posing for a photo.
Normally, a reserved woman, Reed accepted for the interview on one condition – they tell others about the importance of doing acts of kindness.