Atlanta Widow Praises Ludacris for Buying Her Groceries

Ludacris did a good deed for a woman in Atlanta. The rapper reportedly paid her grocery bill at Whole Foods without knowing that she'd been going through financial struggle.

An Atlanta woman has been struggling financially lately, but luckily for her, she ran into a rapper who was willing to help. The woman, Therra Cathryn, went to Facebook earlier this week to explain how she ended up with free groceries because of Ludacris.

Cathryn, who takes care of "four rescued dogs, two recused cats, an elderly, blind chicken named Dixie Licklighter, [and her] disabled brother," says she's been struggling since her husband died of brain cancer. The past month was particularly rough for her since she had to buy a $2,000 new water heater and her freelance writing checks didn't come in on time.

"There is no one else to do it. It's all on me. I was too embarrassed to say out loud I was having financial difficulty but it was a solid problem," read the post. "I was making rice for me and the dogs to eat. I was losing sleep. I was crying daily. I rationed gas in my car. I felt like shit. Like a loser. It was breaking me in pieces."

But when a friend she calls Miracle Mary gave her a $250 gift card to Whole Foods, things were looking up. But it got even better when she joined the line behind the Atlanta rapper, who offered to pay for her groceries when her dog food accidentally got mixed up with his groceries. "I might as well get it," he said. And before she knew it, he bought everything for her.

"I stared wide-eyed at this handsome young African-American man, this stranger, as if he'd just dropped through the ceiling like a black James Bond, like a Batman, like the Black Panther. Then I started to cry." The cashier later told her who the famed rapper was—and it turns out Cathryn is a fan. 

"'I love him!' I yelled and in my hysteria launched into the worst possible white-woman rendition of his hit "Rollout (My Business)" thus probably undoing all goodwill any person of color in that line felt for me while watching me sob so gratefully on the Grammy-winner’s shoulder," she wrote.

Now she's encouraging others to pay it forward and says she'll be doing the same. "Be like Ludacris y'all," she said.

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