They say no good deed goes unpunished, but that wasn't the case with a couple of Good Samaritans who were driving and happened to see a man on the side of the road having trouble with his bike. The couple, Emily Kraus and her boyfriend, Joe, were on their way to a Dave Matthews Band concert in rural Pennsylvania when they saw a man whose bike had apparently broken down. The stranded man had no cellphone on him and had resorted to hitchhiking, so the couple did what a lot of people these days would not do -- they picked him up. Imagine their surprise when the man turned out to be ... Dave Matthews!
Dave, like any megastar worth millions of dollars, was biking incognito to his concert, which was due to start in a few hours. Actually, most stars would be in their limo drinking some champagne and taking selfies for Instagram. But this is Dave Matthews.
The couple were flabbergasted to see that the man they picked up was the man whose concert they were on their way to see -- but naturally they wanted to get him there on time. And they did.
Dave was so grateful, he gave them front row tickets and invited the pair backstage and then to dinner. He even paid tribute to them during the show, saying:
I did not have a cell phone on the bicycle. So I thought, 'Sh*t.' And then a nice lady named Emily rode up in a red car with a bicycle rack on it and gave me a ride on to the gig.
Dave also signed their tickets "Thanks for the ride" and took pictures with them.
What a sweet story. I can't think of too many celebs who would be so humble and cool like this. Nor can I think of too many who would ride their bike to a concert, but this isn't Mariah Carey we're talking about. How nice that the couple had such a fantastic experience with a guy they idolized! Emily says the whole thing has been "surreal" and she woke up still not quite believing it.
Now, Dave, you might want to look into a car and driver.
Have you ever had a brush with fame?
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