The hip-hop star was inspired by a Miami Herald story detailing the plight of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach housekeeper, whose torturous daily commute is common for the many hospitality workers who struggle with Miami-Dade's rising rents, subpar public transportation system and stagnant wages.
Speaking with the newspaper, Drake said he was only giving back. She has worked for over two decades at the hotel, and yesterday, got a mystery call from a woman who arranged for her to have a massage at the Fontainebleau's spa and dinner at the property's steakhouse, the Miami Herald reports. Then a waiting vehicle took her to Saks Fifth Avenue, where she was surprised by Drake. "It made me happy". Paret managed to collect some high-end perfume, an expensive handbag, and a lavish diamond necklace with all her items equalling near the $10,000 limit.
February 6 was a busy day for Drake, who had earlier bought $50,000 worth of groceries for shoppers at the Sabor Tropical Supermarket in Miami.
"I always just saw him on the TV".
Later that day, the three-time Grammy victor donated $50,000 to the Lotus House Shelter where he passed out $150 Target gift cards to the homeless women as well as toys and games for the children.
Despite the financial freedom provided to her, comfort and sensibility was her first priority: "I said, 'I have to go to church..."