Last a week, a Facebook post claiming Ludacris bought groceries for a stranger at Whole Foods went viral. Therra Jaramillo, who takes care of “four rescued dogs, two rescued cats, an elderly, blind chicken named Dixie Licklighter, [and her] disabled brother,” said that she was struggling with her financial situation ever since her husband died of brain cancer, but thanks to Ludacris she was able to afford her shopping at Whole Foods. Turns out, it wasn’t the first time he’s done this, either.
The New York Times decided to look into the matter further, and they managed to uncover multiple social-media posts of the rapper and actor not just at Whole Foods, but also buying groceries for other customers there, too.
Ludacris just bought my cousins groceries in a Whole Foods in ATL and let’s just add that to the list of reasons to live there
— K CHAMP (@kir001952) May 22, 2018
In fact, Luda has even been seen in different Whole Foods across the country.
@Ludacris did I just see you in Whole Foods, in Phoenix?
— HavenAZ (@KinkyCabbie) December 11, 2016
A local news station in Atlanta was so enamored with the story, they tracked down Jaramillo to confirm he did actually buy her all her groceries. And yes, she says he’s just as kind as the story made him out to be.
Down on her luck, Therra Jaramillo got a big surprise Monday when she was in line at the @WholeFoods in DeKalb Co. She didn’t have enough for groceries so @Ludacris, who was ahead her, stepped in to pay @JonShirek has the story at 5pm. #11Alive pic.twitter.com/ToaIE5dQxI
— Nick Sturdivant (@N_SturdivantTV) August 2, 2018
Reaching out to Ludacris’ longtime manager Chaka Zulu, NYT confirmed that he’s just as charitable as the posts would make it seem. “Funny thing, Luda does these things all the time. But he doesn’t want to do interviews to highlight it. It’s just his heart.” God bless Luda. For an extensive breakdown of all the times he’s been spotted in Whole Foods, read the full NYT piece here.