Jill Scott Turns A Fan’s Frown Upside Down With An Inspiring Message
Jill Scott should receive the citizen of the year award for her latest gesture. The “Prepared” singer recently surprised a fan during a run to Walgreens and what happens next will move your soul.
The woman, named Dani Ruelas Jones-Nash, shared the touching story on her Facebook account of her encounter with Ms. Scott. The teary-eyed fan said her day was going south until she ran into the award-winning vocalist ahead of her shift.
“So, here I am, having the worst day of my life…I put on my smile for the world everyday. It makes me happen to make others happy,” she said. “But today was bad. And I decided f**k it, face it anyways Dani. Don’t call out and crawl under your rock of depression until you recover like you always do. Go to work with your sad face on and be vulnerable. Don’t hide today and nurse your wounds, don’t wear the happy mask. Make this day better. Your steps are ordered by the Lord.”
Once she saw the Philly native, who greeted her with a “hello,” Jones-Nash said her gloomy day instantly turned bright. “I was staring at her like I saw a ghost, and I did not have on my winged eyeliner or any lipstick so I was pretty scary,” she wrote. “I was still crying and started telling her about my horrible day…and pouring it out like a faucet (I kept telling her I promise I won’t make a scene) and she was more patient than my therapist.”
Scott then proceeded to record an inspirational message on Jones-Nash’s phone, reassuring the fan that a brighter day is on the horizon. “Take a deep breath, go home, cry real good and then get up,” she said. “All is well, I promise. Everything is for the good whether we know it or not.”
Check out the heartwarming video below.