Amy Schumer bought this shop employee an expensive thank you gift, here's why

FP Staff

April 24, 2017 13:03:57 IST

When you got to go, you got to go.

Amy Schumer has repaid a store clerk's generosity with a very impressive thank you gift. The 35-year-old star reportedly bought a retail worker a $2000 mattress in Chicago last Thursday, 20 April, according to WGN.

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Mattress Firm clerk Sagine Lazarre says she did not think twice about letting a female jogger use the bathroom at her Portage Park store. And her decision to help the stranger certainly paid off with Amy, who the retail assistant did not recognise her at the time, generously buying the clerk a $2000 mattress.

"She comes out of the bathroom and asks me which one of these (mattresses) is my favorite. I told her … She told me she wanted to buy it for me. And I was was so shocked!"

Lazarre says she thought she was being set up. But the woman told her she wanted to thank her for letting her use the bathroom and mentioned that she was an actress and comedian. And when she went to pay for the mattress, Lazarre saw the name 'Amy Schumer' on the credit card.

She said she knows who Schumer is and has watched her stand-up comedy, but was shocked when the whole thing was happening. She said, "After she left, I Googled her name. The lady that was right there talking to me was Amy Schumer. It was amazing. Unbelievable."

This isn't the first time Schumer has helped out a helpful employee: Last year, she tipped the bartenders at New York City's Richard Rodgers Theatre (where Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton runs) $1,000 on a $77 bill. "I've been there," she told the staff, referencing her days as a waitress.

Schumer will be seen next with Goldie Hawn in the film Snatched.

Updated Date: Apr 24, 2017 13:03 PM