Kate McClure has set up a GoFundMe page for the man, the homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt Jr who gave her his last 20 USD. She says the kindness that Johnny Bobbitt Jr showed her was unbelievable, and now she would like to pay it forward.
A SELFLESS HELP
Kate McClure ran out of gas while driving on a deserted highway and had to leave her car. She intended to walk to the closest gas station, not knowing where it was or how far. She just knew it felt dangerous to be alone, in the dark.
And then, homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt Jr came into action. He sits on the street every day, holding up a sign, asking for a bit of help.
Johnny saw Kate McClure leave her car and told her to get back inside the car and lock the doors. He then walked to the gas station for her and came back with some gas. He used his last USD 20 to ensure that she, McClure would be safe.
JOHNNY BOBBITT JR
McClure says Johnny’s kindness was overwhelming. He helped her without asking for anything in return, just out of the goodness of his heart.
It turns out that Johnny McClure was a trained paramedic who served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an ammunition technician.
Johnny is an American hero, but life wore him down and he landed on the streets. It was never his intention, he was always an ambitious young man.
In fact, sometimes things don’t work out the way we expect.
SETTING UP A GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN
Kate McClure returned to the highway to find Johnny. She wanted to give him food, clothing, and money. After chatting with him, she and her boyfriend, D’Amico, said they realized they needed to do more. She has set up a GoFundMe page telling her story, telling Johnny Bobbitt Jr’s story, and asking other people to help.
They hoped to raise cash to pay for a few months rent on an apartment, for general living expenses and also – to help find him work. And they have raised close to USD 290 thousand so far!!
— Kate McClure (@getjohnnyahome) November 16, 2017
You can imagine that homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt Jr. has been totally overwhelmed. He is delighted and has already started turning his life around.
The friendship between Kate and Johnny is likely to be a long one. The Moral – Pay It Forward, Whenever you can.