Emily Kraus and her boyfriend were on their way to Hershey, Pennsylvania, to see Dave Matthews perform, and were running late as it was.

That's why they almost didn't stop for a hitchhiker by the side of the road who turned out to be Dave Matthews himself.

The singer had gone for a bike ride and suffered a flat tire, stranding him in the middle of nowhere.

"I did not have a cell phone on the bicycle. So I thought, 'Shit'," Matthews would later tell the audience at Hersheypark Stadium.

Happily for Kraus, she had just added a bike rack to her car, and so was able to accommodate the eco-friendly musician.

As incredible as it might seem to give your idol a lift to his own concert, Kraus and her partner were far too starstruck to make any meaningful conversation with Matthews along the way.

"[W]e were talking about his tour and where he had come from," she told WPXI.

Matthews, however, was just as grateful to the couple for their act of kindness: He offered them dinner backstage and then front-row seats to the concert.

The next day Kraus wasn't so sure that she hadn't dreamed the entire thing, so she pulled out her tickets and found a note from Matthews that confirmed it: "Thanks for the ride."

[screengrab via WPXI, photo via Facebook]