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Edmonton gas attendant unknowingly pays for celebrity's mother's gas

Edmonton-born actor Nathan Fillion is shown in the lead role of treasure hunter Nathan (Nate) Drake during filming of a short "fan film" adaptation of the PlayStation video game "Uncharted" in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Jerry Buteyn

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – A woman who was struggling to buy gas at a Costco gas station with a dysfunctional credit card was no doubt pleased when attendant Les Thompson offered to pay for it.

With only the request that she pay it forward, Thompson unknowingly paid for Nathan Fillion’s mother’s gas.

In a post on his Instagram, Fillion commended the attendant’s graciousness.

“That woman was my mother. (Les restored) my faith in humanity.”

In his own way of “paying it forward”, Fillion said he sending a trio of iPads and headphones to a nearby senior care centre so others can visit their families during ongoing COVID-19 precautions.

“Right now, we could all stand to be a little less afraid, and a little more Les.”