Big-Hearted Woman Gets Her Own Song Following Keith Urban Blunder


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A single act of kindness made news around the world. Maybe it was because the moment involved country star Keith Urban. Maybe it was because people hunger for good news and proof that civility and random acts of kindness still exist among us.

Paying It Forward

Whatever the reason, million of readers and viewers have elevated the retired teacher who made it a habit to “pay it forward” at a local convenience store on a weekly basis, to celebrity status.


When Keith Urban was at the register purchasing pre-performance snacks in New Jersey, he came up short on cash. When Urban turned to his sister for a loan, a kind-hearted stranger jumped in and offered to pay.

More Than 15 Minutes Of Fame

Stranger Ruth Reed’s generosity resulted in her photo being shared internationally.

She’s enjoyed more than 15 minutes of fame.

A Song Is Born

On Mornings with Ty, Kelly and Chuck, a popular country radio station show that broadcasts from Nashville, the event even inspired as song about the notable incident.

Carly Tefft, a redheaded singer and songwriter who recently released her country single, “Better Off At A Bar,” was so inspired by the generosity and kindness of the good-hearted teacher that she penned a quick song. The tune was aptly titled “His Name Was Keith.”

As chance would have it, this multi-talented songstress says she was inspired by Urban to move to Nashville and pursue her musical passion.

The impromptu song that resulted from this chain of events has become a social media favorite.

Wouldn’t it be great to celebrate random acts of kindness on a daily basis?

What do you think? Take a few minutes and listen to Carly’s take on what transpired. You’ll be glad you did. 


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