Bryson Tiller spreads some holiday cheer in his hometown.
It's been a huge year for Bryson Tiller. Now the R&B star is giving back.
While home in Louisville for the holidays, Tiller headed to his local Kroger to buy groceries for elderly shoppers. One shopper, Joanne Samuels, told WDRB 41 Louisville about her surprise encounter.
“He said, ‘Why don’t you fill up that whole basket,'” Samuels recalled. “I said, ‘What do you mean fill up the whole basket?’ He said, ‘Fill it up, and I’ll pay for it.’… I looked at him. He looked like a clean cut guy. I was a little bit apprehensive, because you know, you can’t trust everyone nowadays. I said, ‘I just can’t believe this, I’ve never had this happen to me.’ And he said, ‘This is my way of giving back at Christmas time.’ And I said, ‘Are you an entertainer?’ He said, ‘Uh, something like that.'”
She continued her shopping, only to find Tiller waiting at the check-out register with cash in hand. Her total came out to $59.81; she kept the receipt and now has it up on her refrigerator.
“He said, ‘Just be blessed, and by the way, my name is Bryson.’ I said, ‘Thank you so much, Bryson,'” she said. “He said, ‘It really makes me feel good to be able to do this.’ And I said, ‘Thank you so much.’
Tiller paid for the groceries of a few other lucky Kroger shoppers before heading to Pic-Pac, another local grocery store, where he greeted shoppers, including LaShora Davis. "He was so nice and humble," she said.