People often think of celebrites as stuck up or snobby, egotistical jerks who think they’re above us “normal” people. And there are plenty of celebrities more than happy to fulfill that stereotype. But then there are others, who surprise us. And Jeff Foxworthy appears to be in the latter category.
Robin McFadden lives in John’s Creek, Georgia, and had to stop by the grocery store. She had her three sons with her when she went inside Publix, a southern grocery chain. She was stressed and tired, especially once her kids began to act up a little.
“I was coming from my son’s basketball game with my three sons and decided to go coupling at Publix in John’s Creek,” she said in an interview with WAGA. “I was at the register and between me worrying about my items and the kids fussing, I didn’t even know that Jeff Foxworthy was standing behind me.”
She only realized it once it came time to pay, and she made a horrifying realization: she didn’t have enough money. She had done the math wrong while shopping, and was about $25 short. People in line behind her were impatient, and she was undoubtedly feeling even more stressed. “My total was off from what I calculated,” she said. “I tried to calm down the kids when I heard someone ask, ‘How much is she short?'”
It was then that she turned around and realized that the famous comedian was standing behind her.
She could only gasp, but Foxworthy was already jumping into action. “He laughed, walked around me, put his card in the machine and said ‘watch this,'” she said. “I told him that he was gong to make me cry, gave him a hug, thanked him and took the photo!”
McFadden then asked if she could take a picture with Foxworthy, who happily agreed. “He was such a great guy and I was so happy and lucky to have met him,” she said. She also said that she thought the encounter might be “good karma”, as she had just helped out a friend the week before. “I was elated,” McFadden said of her brush with the celebrity. “I had never been that close to a celebrity.”
She shared the photo, as well as what Foxworthy had done for her, on Facebook, where the story quickly went viral. And commenters applauded the story as well.
“Wow! I am amazed that the media showed a white man treating a black woman with kindness, without trying to put a spin on it,” one person wrote at CBS News. “There is hope for a great America yet!” “Jeff is a down to earth great dude!” another person said.
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