Store owner Tym Brennan told Australia’s ABC Radio “I look up and there’s Keith Urban and his band, which was quite a shock obviously. He spent about half an hour in the shop trying out guitars, and there was a kid sitting there trying out a fuzz pedal, which is an effect you get for a guitar. Keith came back down the counter and was chatting away and had picked out a guitar he liked. He had heard the kid trying out the pedal for some time and he just leaned over and whispered, ‘How much is the pedal that kid’s looking at?’ “I said, ‘It’s $450, it’s not a cheap one’, and he just whispered, ‘Put it on my card.’ Obviously I was quite shocked.
“I said, ‘Do you want me to tell him?’, and he said, ‘No, wait ’til I leave.’”
Before leaving the store, Keith shook the teen’s hand and said “Merry Christmas”.
Mr Brennan then told the young guitar player that Keith had bought him the pedal. “He looked at me several times blankly and sort of turned a bit white,” Mr Brennan told ABC. “After he settled down a bit he rang his dad on his mobile and said that Keith Urban had just bought him a Christmas present.”
Giving without even wanting a thank you in return is true giving. Great stuff, Keith!
Thanks for the story, Jeanne.