Time-tested MC Ludacris isn’t a stranger to giving back to those in need (his Ludacris Foundation stays highly active with each passing year) and his latest act of southern hospitality has one Georgia woman singing his praises.
Like thousands of fellow Americans, Therra Gwyn-Jaramillo had recently fallen onto hard times. The self-admitted social media oversharer revealed on Facebook she had recently cut back the posts after her husband died of brain cancer in 2014, was left to take care of her disabled brother, several rescue animals, $4,000 in home repairs and a delayed freelance check put her under the gun. (“There wasn’t a part of my life that wasn’t destroyed – emotional, physical, financial,” she told CBS News regarding this story.)
So when a friend blessed her with a $250 Whole Foods gift card, Gwyn-Jaramillo took full advantage until she realized she had gone over budget at the checkout register. That’s when a “nice-looking man” stepped in to foot the entire bill.
“I had zero interaction with him before he decided to buy my groceries,” a then tearful Gwyn-Jaramillo recalled. “I tried to put things back and he said, ‘I said I got this. All of this. Don’t put anything back!’ He started putting the stuff I was going to put back onto the conveyor belt. I was stunned.”
Naturally, the cashier and several other customers recognized the hometown Hip Hop hero but the understandably frazzled woman was clueless to his identity.
“I finally managed to say ‘What is your name?’ and introduce myself. He said, simply, ‘Chris,’ and shook my hand,” she recounted. “I talked to him through my tears and finally asked, ‘Who ARE you?’ she asked. “He looked at me and said ‘Just a person. Just a guy.’ I kept thinking, ‘Does he know? Does he know he’s an angel?’”
After the cashier informed her of the ID to her angelic donor, Gwyn-Jaramillo said she belted out a “WHAT?” and proceeded to launch into a “white-woman’s rendition” of his 2001 hit, “Rollout (My Business)” while jokingly saying it undid any sympathy from the onlooking black people.
“This event taught me something I thought I already knew. It taught me the true power of being kind to strangers. He’s probably done this hundreds of time. But I couldn’t forget it,” Gwyn-Jaramillo concluded while vowing to pay the Luda act forward down the line.
Read Gwyn-Jaramillo’s equally telling Facebook post down below.