Model Chrissy Teigen donated on Friday the money a North Carolina woman needed to complete a fundraising effort for her beauty school tuition.
Mercedes Edney, who lives in Charlotte, had raised about $300 since she started a crowd-sourcing campaign about a month ago to raise money for her esthetician school tuition.
On Friday, Teigen donated the remaining $5,600 to complete her fundraising goal.
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"I've seen this be your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfill your dream," Teigen wrote in a note that accompanied her donation.
Edney told NBC News when she first got the news, she didn't believe it.
"I was at work, and I heard my PayPal alert go off. I saw the amount and said 'what the hell? what's wrong with PayPal?' I thought it was a glitch," she wrote to NBC News on Twitter.
After she realized it was real, Edney tweeted to Teigen to thank her. Teigan tweeted back: "I'm really excited for you to live out your passion."