Atlanta Woman Is Stunned When This Famous Rapper Pays for Her Groceries

Therra Jaramillo could not afford her items at Whole Foods this week, but a celebrity stepped up and helped her out

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An Atlanta resident was surprised in the very best of ways when a stranger ahead of her at the grocery store decided to pay for her food.

She didn’t find out until after the groceries were paid for and the stranger introduced himself as “Chris” that the Good Samaritan who helped her out was rapper and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.

Therra Jaramillo was in a tough place when she went to the grocery store on Monday. She had very little money left in her checking account, her water heater needed replacing, and her latest client — she is a freelance writer — was late in paying her for her work.

After a friend gave her a Whole Foods gift card, she decided to go grocery shopping. It was only when she was in line to pay the bill that she realized she didn’t have enough money on the card to cover her items.

“I was making rice and vegetables for me and the dogs,” Jaramillo said, according to USA Today.

She said she has been struggling ever since her husband, John, died of brain cancer.

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When she was in line to buy her groceries, the shopper ahead of her piped up and told the cashier he was paying her bill.

“He turned to me and he said, ‘I said I got this.’ And I looked at him, and he said, ‘All of this, don’t put anything back,'” Jaramillo recalled.

It wasn’t until the man, who introduced himself as “Chris,” had left that the cashier asked Jaramillo if she knew the man’s identity.

“And she goes, ‘You know, that’s a famous rapper, you know, that’s Ludacris.’ And I went, ‘What! What!’ and I screamed,” she said.

Ludacris is known not only for his rapping but also for his roles in various films, such as the “Fast and Furious” franchise.

“Kindness is one of the most powerful currencies in the world in that the more you spend it, the richer you get.”

Jaramillo shared the experience on Facebook when she got home — and the story went viral, for good reason. This may be a small act of kindness in the summer of 2018 — but at a time that so many celebrities seem laser-focused on dividing the country and insulting millions of Americans for their beliefs, here comes an example of one using his means to do something good.

And he did this “something good” not for any attention or publicity, but because it was the right thing to do in the moment, the right thing to do for a fellow human being, the right thing to do for someone who was struggling.

Let that be a reminder of goodness and a model of kind actions to others in today’s tough world.

Said Jaramillo, “Everybody can do something. Kindness is one of the most powerful currencies in the world in that the more you spend it, the richer you get.”

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