Mercedes Edney loves all things beauty and skincare, and even owns her own range of botanical beauty products. Like many aspiring entrepreneurs, she held an online fundraiser to pay her beauty school tuition. But fundraising was going slow — she aimed to raise $6,000, but about one month in, she had only $400 towards that goal, until Chrissy stepped in.
Chrissy kicked in just over $5,600, commenting, “I’ve seen this be your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfill your dream!”
Edney was beyond excited by the gesture of generosity, and by someone so successful.
Mercedes couldn’t help but share the news with her family and social media followers. News spread about Chrissy’s unexpected generosity, and the story went viral.
She went to her school to pay off her tuition, walking into the office and bursting into tears when she explained what happened.
“If I ever meet Chrissy Tiegen [sic] in person, I’m giving her the biggest hug on earth,” she later tweeted.