Jill Scott gives us another reason to fall deeper in love with her every day. The recent Lady of Soul award winner ran into a hysterical nail tech by the name of Dani Ruelas Jones-Nash at her place of employment, who’d been having a horrible day. In true Jilly from Philly fashion, she comforted the distressed sister like they were long-time girlfriends nursing margaritas on a plush couch.
Nash wanted to take a picture with the Queen of Neosoul, but thought against it since she didn’t have on makeup. Scott said, “No, you are gonna take it with me! As a matter of fact, give me your phone, we gonna take a video.” Nash shared their beautiful encounter on her personal Facebook page.
So, here I am, having the worst day of my life… I put on my smile for the world every day. It makes me happy to make others happy. But today was bad. And I decided “fuck it, face it anyways Dani. Don’t call out and crawl under your rock of depression until you recover like you always do. Go to work with your sad face on and be vulnerable. Don’t hide today and nurse your wounds, don’t wear the happy mask. Make this day better. Your steps are ordered by the Lord.” My beautiful sister/cousin Snow Nakia came to my house to get her gels done this morning and, let’s just say she unfortunately had to mediate some Bullshit (let’s not give that no glory)… and we went on with our days determined that it would still be a good (rainy day) and parted ways. Then my friend EnaMichelle Stevenss had to talk me out of a nervous breakdown… I was like “this is Not the Dani I want the world to see” but she stayed on the phone and tried to calm me as I walked into my job. Now yall know how they treat “us” up in there but so I was like if the manager starts with me, I’m outtie. As I’m walking up the stairs, I see a familiar face…she says “hello” and smiles (I was staring at her like I saw a ghost, and I did not have on my winged eyeliner or any lipstick so I was pretty scary )… I was still crying and started telling her about my horrible day… and pouring it out like a faucet (I kept telling her I promise I won’t make a scene) and she was more patient than my therapist, and ain’t nobody as patient as Denise Jones. She listened. I told her that my cousin loves her and I just did her nails because she is going to see her tonight and I don’t wanna take a picture with her cause of the obvious but I want to call my cousin (she didn’t answer )and take a pic for her. She said “no, you are gonna take it with me, as a matter of fact give me your phone, we gonna take a video”: Miss #JillScott
Posted by Dani Ruelas Jones-Nash on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
This is one of the most heartfelt celebrity-to-fan moments we’ve seen in a while. Jill Scott not only made Dani’s day, but ours, too.