Sia bought groceries and gift cards for people at Walmart, said she’d won the lottery

In October, Sia opened up in a tweet about living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a collection of conditions that affect connective tissue in skin, tendons, ligaments and internal organs. Sia explained that she has chronic pain because of EDS. In her tweet, she spoke directly to her fans who also might be living with pain and told them she loved them and to keep going.

Those incredibly kind words aren’t the only gift Sia has given to her fans. Last Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, she went to a Walmart in Palm Springs and started paying for people’s groceries. She told people that her name was “Cici” and that she’d just won the lottery. She didn’t manage to stay undercover for long; a few people recognized her despite her efforts to stay undercover throughout her career, and customers posted video to Twitter:

This video overlaps a bit with the above, but in it, Sia has a really sweet conversation with the child in the cart, who is very interested in what Sia’s doing:

She also happily posed for pictures, too:

WhoLeeeeOh wrote in another tweet that mexican_locaaa said that Sia was telling everyone her name was Cici, which you can hear in the videos, and that she’d won the lottery. She also went to a nearby TJ Maxx and paid for people’s purchases too! I’d love to be able to walk into a store and pay for people’s groceries. This is such a beautiful gesture by Sia. You can tell that she’s trying to be low-key about it, and seems genuinely moved when a customer gives her flowers as a thank-you (in the first video). I’m sure these folks all had a great Thanksgiving. I hope everyone reading this did, too!

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  1. Lucy says:

    Secret’s out, Sia’s the true Santa Claus! 😀 but seriously, she’s awesome. She’s been through so much yet manages to smile like that and be this kind. Bless her.

  2. LaraK says:

    I love this!
    She could have written a check to some charity and been done with it, but instead she took the time to do a kind thing in her community.

  3. Rogue says:

    Lovely story. Go Sia!!

  4. BANANIE says:

    I love this!! And I think it’s really cute that the fake name she used wasn’t too far off from Sia, probably a nickname!

  5. Sara says:

    Lovely gesture. What’s up the the coat,though? Poor people cosplay or high fashion?

  6. Lucy2 says:

    That is really wonderful!
    I have to think the best part about having such huge success is being able to share it and help others.

  7. Snazzy says:

    This legitimately brought a tear to my eye. How wonderful!

  8. Jan says:

    Love her. I love these kind of stories. Inspiring. More please.

  9. TQB says:

    Beautiful story about a beautiful human. I can only hope that if i had the money, i’d be as kind hearted and thoughtful.

  10. Chisey says:

    Oh that’s lovely thank you for posting about it

  11. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Sia has always been this way. Fame and money only highlights who you are as a person. Ive been a fan dating back to 2008 when she would come to Chicago every year on tour and me and my friends saw every show. She would talk to the audience and laugh and it was before she blew up and fame made her feel uncomfortable. She once had someone on stage with her during a show to sign her songs in American sign language. She’s truly kind sweet spirit.

  12. Renee says:

    What a lovely person! This story makes me love her more.

  13. Charfromdarock says:

    How lovely! I’d like to think this is the kind of rich person I’d be.

  14. Jadedone says:

    If I was stupid rich I would totally do this all the time.

  15. banana bread says:

    Can we acknowledge the elephant in the room, please? I have follwed Sia over the years and she seems like such a sweet and lovely person. She has also talked about her experiences of having bipolar. This news story makes me worry for her – yes, it seems (and is) amazing kindness on her part, but she may not be able to stay in control and people can take advantage.

  16. Ye says:

    Sia is the best.