Louisville, KY – R&B star Bryson Tiller was in the holiday spirit during a trip back home in Louisville for Christmas, when he decided to treat a few local senior citizens to basketfuls of groceries. One woman, Joann Samuels, who had made a routine stop at Kroger’s grocery store in downtown Louisville encountered Tiller, but was admittedly suspicious at first.
“He said, ‘Why don’t you fill up that whole basket,'” Samuels told WDRB 41 Louisville. “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.'”
To her delight, there he was at the check-out stand, waiting to pay her bill. Tiller went on to pay for a couple of other senior citizens’ groceries, which had the whole town buzzing. Samuels showed off her receipt for $59.81, which she now has proudly displayed on her refrigerator.
“He said, ‘Just be blessed, and by the way, my name is Bryson.’ I said, ‘Thank you so much, Bryson,'” Samuels explained. “He said, ‘It really makes me feel good to be able to do this.’ And I said, ‘Thank you so much.’
Tiller also made at stop at another grocery store, Pic-Pac, where he continued doling out some holiday cheer. Watch the video below.