A student at the University of Miami found herself on the receiving end of one of Drake’s good deeds this week. After the generous Toronto superstar heard about Destiny James’ story, he decided to donate $50,000 to the 20-year-old’s college tuition.
James, a first generation college student, was raised in a single-parent, low-income household, according to ABC News. Despite her challenging background, she’s put in the work to earn scholarship money so she can continue her education. James wrote about the experience on Instagram.
“I was contacted this weekend about doing a video speaking about where I come from, things I’ve been through, and why it is so important for scholarship donors to continue to donate,” she wrote in the caption. “This was the surprise the whole time. Drake told me that he has read great things about me and appreciates how hard I’ve worked through so many trials and decided to give me $50K for my tuition.
“@champagnepapi THANK YOU SO MUCH!!” she continued. “You don’t understand what this means to me! I would’ve never imagined this happening to me. I’m just a girl from Denmark, SC that wants to MAKE IT and be somebody and for you to see my hard work means the world. Thank you so much. God I thank you. You are so great and amazing! Thank you for blessing me when I thought my hard work was going unnoticed.”
In addition to University of Miami and Miami Senior High, Drake also stopped by the Florida city’s Lotus House Women’s Shelter and cut them a $50,000 check.
But he wasn’t done there. Drake reportedly went into a Miami location of Sabor Tropical Supermarket as well and decided to pay for everyone’s groceries. Several Instagram posts from Tuesday (February 6) shows the Grammy Award-winning artist taking selfies with some of the lucky customers.