Ruth is known for her exceptional kindness. having left everything behind in order to care for her mother-in-law, Naomi, and marrying the older Boaz in order to have children that would carry on the name of her late husband (Ruth 3). When she left Moab, Rut converted to Judaism, embracing not just Naomi but her people and her religion as well (Ruth 1:16). Rut is rewarded with a son who became the grandfather of King David. She is the matriarch of the Davidic dynasty, and ultimately the ancestress of the Messiah (Ruth 4:18-22).