The mother was on her way to her parent's house when the tire blew out. She parked on the side of the road because she didn't want to mess her wheel up, and that's when Luke Bryant arrived and offered to help her.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on November 2, 2021. It has since been updated.
Some people have stories of celebrities they've met randomly. While some of them are nice, some celebrities are mean and rude to their fans. In this case, none other than singer Luke Bryan came to the rescue of a woman who was stranded in a small town in Tennessee.
On November 1, 2021, a TikTok video went viral. It was posted by user Courtney Potts—who shared the same video on Instagram— and showed the moment the 45-year-old singer helped her change her car's flat tire on the side of the road. He even posed for a picture with the excited woman and her daughter, Ellie, per PEOPLE.
"When my tire blew in small-town Tennessee, who stopped to help? Luke Bryan! He deserved all the praise!" she wrote in the clip, which has gained over 3 million views on the social media platform. She shared another post of him changing her tires and captioned it, "Thank you again @lukebryan I cannot thank you enough for helping me and my kids! It really made our day so much better!"
In the comments section, Potts detailed more of the "once in a lifetime" moment, telling her followers that Bryan "was just trying to take his boys hunting yet he was worried about us!"
Potts told local affiliate WKRN she was on her way to her parent's house when the tire blew out. "I was scared to keep going, so I just had to stop because I didn't want to mess my wheel up," she said.
So she pulled up on the side of the road in Columbia, and almost immediately, a pickup truck also pulled over and a man got out and walked over to her. "He was like, 'Hey I almost hit you! This is a really bad road, we've got to get out of this curve,'" Potts said. "I knew his voice, and I was like, 'Okay, this is happening!'"
He offered to help change her tire and Potts tried to "be cool" in front of Bryan, though he didn't have any airs at all. He was done changing the tire in 30 minutes, she said.
The kind gesture from the country star went viral and it reached Columbia Mayor Chaz Molder, who tweeted about the kind star. "[Luke Bryan] we are grateful for your act of kindness in our community," Molder tweeted. "To show our appreciation, we would like to honor you by presenting you a key to the city and having you serve as the Grand Marshall of the @ColumbiaTNUSA Christmas Parade alongside Santa. You in?"
However, Bryan has yet to respond publicly to the offer to appear again in Columbia, which is about an hour south of Nashville. But, this is such a heartwarming story, isn't it?
Cover Image Source: Instagram | Courtney Potts