An "urban" encounter in the suburbs of New Jersey could soon become the stuff of legend.
"He said 'Ruth, I'm Keith, ' and I said 'That's who you look like, Keith Urban".
A few years ago she made it a New Year's resolution to do it weekly.
Reed told CBS Philly she thought he looked familiar but did not immediately recognize him.
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 he said, 'What's your name?' (I said), 'Ruth, '" she said. "I didn't think he had enough money to pay for his things so I said I would pay for it", Reed, 50, told local news outlet CBS3.
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Reed admits she took some convincing. Really? Then where's Nicole? When he said he actually was, at first she didn't believe him, asking the person with him - who was Urban's bodyguard - to confirm she was in fact talking to the country music star.
Reed says she hopes her story will help people realize the importance of doing acts of kindness.
"And I just fell apart, fell apart and he was gracious".
Reed said Urban stuck $5 in the donation box at the register and happily took a picture with her.
"He really could have said, 'Lady, get away from me, ' and he didn't, he was very kind", said Reed. Still, she agreed to keep her word and pay for Urban.