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Vanessa Hudgens seemed in a charitable mood Monday while wheeling around L.A. in her new Audi convertible. The 19-year-old High School Musical star was spotted handing over a $10 bill to a man sitting by the side of the road while she stopped at a red light.

Maybe her generosity stemmed from officially signing on for HSM 3 with her fellow castmates Zac Efron and Ashley Tisdale. Or possibly, she was feeling good about settling the $150,000 lawsuit with her former lawyer, which she did for undisclosed terms, according to City News Service.