EXCLUSIVE: Octo-Mom's Good Samaritan Revealed

Jan. 15 2010, Published 5:10 a.m. ET

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Who says chivalry is dead?

A man has come forward and paid for Octo-Mom Nadya Suleman’s gym membership after it was cancelled following three missed dues payments from the harried mom of 14.

The identity of the good Samaritan has been kept secret, but now can exclusively reveal the name of Nadya’s generous benefactor and his motivation behind the good deed.

John Welty owns the web site “” and he told exclusively that he decided to pay one full year of Nadya’s membership at 24 Hour Fitness as “a gesture of kindness.”

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“It’s not easy being a mom,” he said on Friday. “Any mom who has a baby or babies and wants to get back in shape….God bless them.”

Welty, who says he paid the gym membership anonymously, says he finds Nadya’s story “inspiring.”

But don’t think he’s looking for anything else! “A lot of people have asked me if I am trying to date her,” he laughed to “But I was just married on Tuesday, and my wife thinks it was a great idea to do it as well.”



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