By Susan Johnes
Posted December 3rd 2018
LUDRACRIS AND WIDOW THERRA JARAMILLO
When it comes to giving back to the society, hip-hop mogul Ludacris scores beyond the scoreline. Ludacris, who in 2014 was featured in Forbes list titled “Hip-Hop Cash Kings,” after earning $8 million, came to widow’s aid in a random act of kindness and paid $375 grocery bill.
Widow Therra Jaramillo, whose husband had died of cancer, didn’t have enough money left to add to the $250 Whole Foods gift card a friend had gifted her for the store in Atlanta. Fortunately, the 40-year-old rapper was around to rescue the widow.
In a Facebook post, which has since gone viral with more than 10,000 shares, Jaramillo said she was standing in the queue by the checkout when a man, who identified himself only as “Chris,” told her, “I got this.”
Ludacris then told the freelance writer that she was “sweet” because she’s “nice to rescue dogs.” Jaramillo was also buying food for her dogs.
The rapper then hugged the woman before leaving the supermarket, and the cashier asked if Jaramillo realized who the good Samaritan was. According to Jaramillo, they told her he was Ludacris.
Thanking the hip-hop star for his “kindness and generous gesture,” she wrote:
“What Ludacris had no way of knowing is that I can’t really afford to shop at Whole Foods. Not much, anyway. I was there because Miracle Mary gave me a gift card and knew I’d been shouldering a very rough time as of late.”
She continued; – “What Ludacris had no way of knowing is that my husband died of brain cancer and climbing out of that hole, emotionally, physically and financially, has devastated me for most of four years. I won’t lie. I’ve struggled in ways I didn’t know a human could struggle and still survive.”
As well as losing her husband, Jaramillo claimed to be one of the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast of the United States in 2005.
After she was told the identity of the man, Gwyn-Jaramillo said she was a fan of the Grammy-winning rapper.
“WHAT I screamed,” Gwyn-Jaramillo told CBS News. “People were smiling and laughing (and probably rolling their eyes that I just now ‘got it’ about who he was).”
This incident has taught Jaramillo one significant lesson; ‘The true power of being kind to strangers.’
She added that the encounter has had lasting effects on her, and hopes the story will encourage others to be kind. “The gift he gave me, the lesson, will long last after the groceries are gone.”