A couple from Charlotte, NC, was eager to see their favorite comedian, Dave Chappelle, on Valentine's Day. Deidra and Eddie Dickens bought tickets for the special night on Craigslist – only to realize that they were fake. The couple was scammed with hundreds of dollars and when the comedian heard of their misfortune, he decided to do something to help.
The couple went to the show with their friends and Deidra Dickens specifically wanted to buy four tickets at the end of the row. Her husband often uses a wheelchair and she wanted to make sure to have a seat in the wheelchair accessible driveway. She paid $ 500 for the Valentine's Day gift.
But the Craigslist seller took his money and never sent the tickets, cutting off any communication. "[They] no empathy or kindness, or I do not know, maybe not soul, "Dickens told WBTV, a subsidiary of CBS.
Nevertheless, the couple decided to go out for dinner with their friends the night they were supposed to see Chappelle's show. They went to the Omni Charlotte Hotel, which was near the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center where the comedian would be. But instead of going directly to the scene, Chappelle made a pit stop to surprise the couple and hand in the tickets. He found them with the help of CBS affiliate Charlotte, WBTV.
"Always get your tickets from reliable sources," said Chappelle when approaching the couple. They were shocked to see the comedian at their table and their invaluable reaction was filmed by WBTV cameras.
Chapel gave them tickets for his show and said that he hoped that they would spend an excellent Valentine's Day. Dickenses said that the comedian could not have been nicer. He even posed for a picture with him.
"Holy Moly, Dave Chappelle handing us tickets for the show, I can not even describe what I'm feeling right now," Deidra said.
"I never thought I was sitting in my wheelchair at a Dave Chappelle show," Eddie said.
Chappelle said that giving the couple new tickets was the least he could do.
"It was good," said Chappelle. "I had the impression that I just had to do something that was not going well, and it did not hurt or cost anything to me." do, so I'm just happy it works. "
Good action also comes with a lesson. "It's good that people know that your tickets are still sourced from reliable sources," said Chappelle. "And take every opportunity that comes your way to be nice especially if it's something easy to do."