The cashier, whose name is Beatrice, was not shy about hanging out with Tatum; as soon as he approached the register, she motioned for him to come around the counter so that she could put her arm around him. Beatrice then made small talk with Tatum, who amiably chatted with her behind the counter.
"What're y'all doing here? Just chilling?" she asked him.
"We're actually driving across the country," he replied. Beatrice didn't hesitate in inviting herself along for the ride.
"Why didn't y'all tell me? I could've gotten my clothes together and rolled with you," she said.
After a couple minutes this banter, the two then started an impromptu dance party, grooving to Nas and Lauryn Hill's 1996 hit "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)." The entire moment was recorded on Facebook Live and posted on Tatum's official page.
Celebrity interactions with fans can often come across as wooden and contrived, but Tatum seems genuinely happy to hang out with Beatrice, who maintains her cool in the presence of the 21 Jump Street star.
Of course, no mention of Channing Tatum in a petrol station would be complete without this immortal clip from Magic Mike XXL, when his co-star Joe Manganiello pulled off a similar, but decidedly more risqué, stunt.
Even though Tatum didn't take his shirt off, we're sure that Beatrice appreciated hanging out with him all the same.
This article originally appeared on Men's Health.