Louisville residents shopping at Kroger and Pic Pac in the downtown area got a huge surprise from artist Bryson Tiller (12/20/2016).
According to WDRB, shopper Joann Samuels stopped by Kroger for a quick trip and was stunned when the artist approached her at the checkout line.
“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.'”
Skeptical about this random act of kindness, she said “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.’
Bryson told Samuels “This is my way of giving back at Christmas time” and when she asked if he was an entertainer, he said ‘Uh, something like that.'”
At Pic Pac, many shoppers noticed him and were frozen in disbelief.
High school freshman Kendrick James told the source: “I was like telling my mom and sister, ‘I think that’s Bryson Tiller…And my mom was like, ‘Ain’t no way that’s Bryson Tiller. I don’t think he’d be in Louisville right now.'”
Bryson Tiller, who scored a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song, grew up in Louisville and visited his hometown to give back.
After paying for Joann Samuels’ groceries, he said “[it] really makes me feel good to be able to do this” and she thanked him.