During a campaign stop in Sumter, South Carolina, Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney gave an unemployed woman a handful of cash.
According to CNN’s Rachel Streitfeld, an “aide said the GOP candidate gave the supporter ‘what he had on him’ – about $50 or $60.”
ABC News identified the woman as 55-year-old Ruth Williams, and reported that she had “received a message from God to track him down.”
According to reporter Emily Friedman, “I was on the highway praying and said, ‘God just show me how to get [my] lights on,’ and I pulled up to a stop sign and his bus was there,” said Williams, who Friedman says has been unemployed since last October. “And then God said, ‘Follow the bus,’ and I followed the bus to the airport.” There, on the ropeline, the former Massachusetts Governor made the handout.
Williams said she has been volunteering at Romney’s Columbia headquarters since meeting his bus last week.
“I’ve been working at his campaign office cleaning and just doing little things,” she said.
“They really did, they really came through for real,” she said.
Romney has been dogged on the campaign trail by claims by his opponents that his wealth makes him out-of-touch with ordinary Americans.
Watch Ruth Williams tell her story via ABC News below:
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