Dave Matthews was in quite a predicament when he was stranded on the road en route to one of his shows—until a fan pulled over and gave him a lift.
The 46-year-old singer was riding his bicycle to a show in Hershey, Penn. on his current tour with the Dave Matthews Band when he suffered a flat tire miles away from the night's venue, Hersheypark Stadium.
Without a cell phone on him, Matthews was facing a dilemma until a Good Samaritan— and one of his fans in transit to his concert—pulled over and offered help.
The woman, Emily Kraus, who was taken aback to see the singer-songwriter on the side of the road, then gave him a ride to the venue.
"We didn't know how to make conversation with him, in fact," Kraus recounted of the car ride in an interview with CBS 21 News
. "So, we were talking about his tour and stuff and where he had come from. ... He's just a very humbled guy."
Matthews then repaid Kraus and her boyfriend for their generosity by anointing them with front-row tickets to the concert, signing their tickets, and taking the couple out to dinner.
He also gave them a shout-out
in between songs at the concert.
"All the planets aligned last night - something greater then I'll ever be able to comprehend," Kraus posted on Facebook
. "I've been listening to him since '95 - I was only 9 years [old] the first time I heard 'Lover Lay Down.' First time I've ever seen it in concert was last night - wow wow wow!!!"