"Does he know he's an angel?" asked the woman whose grocery tab Ludacris splurged on.
Therra Gwyn-Jaramillo was a little short at the register at Whole Foods in Atlanta. The 41-year-old woman who lost her beloved spouse in 2014 had fallen on hard times emotionally & financially. A friend of hers offered her a $250 gift card for the specialty chain of all places. So like anyone in her position she strode to the register thinking her grocery haul was within her price gauge.
The cashier finalized her tally of the items on the conveyor belt, a price point well over Gwyn-Jaramillo's internalized budget of $250. In a sudden rush of embarassment, Therra broke out in tears; the items were too numerous to count, and Whole Foods isn't a locale in which pleading and begging is socially accepted (not that she would).
Little did she know, Ludacris, a man she identified not as a famous rapper, but as a "nice-looking man" started replacing her items on the belt. At his insistence, Ludacris urged her to let him cover the cost of her groceries. "I finally managed to say 'What is your name?' and introduce myself. He said, simply, 'Chris,' and shook my hand," said Therra to CBS News.
After running an optimized Google search she was able to identify her famous benefactor, a discovery that drove her to write a now viral Facebook status read by thousands upon thousands of users on the platform.
Throughout the exchange, Therra Gwyn-Jaramillo kept asking herself "Does he know? Does he know he's an angel?" Luda responded with "What in the world is in that bag, what you got in that Whole Foods bag?"