Kate McClure was driving into Philly one night when she ran out of gas. After pulling to the shoulder on the highway, 34-year-old Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a homeless veteran who she usually sees sitting at the side of the offramp holding a sign, approached her.
When Johnny learned she was out of gas, he told her to get back in the car and lock the doors. Just minutes later, he returned with a gas can with $20-worth of gas. It was his last $20.
Greatly moved by Bobbitt Jr.’s selflessness, McClure set up a GoFundMe to help him get his life back on track. Initially, the goal was to raise $10,000. But since the campaign was launched on November 10, it’s blown the initial goal to smithereens. Thanks to a massive rush of Thanksgiving giving spirit, the amount raised stands at $325,420 as of this writing — and donations are still rolling in.
That GoFundMe campaign for a homeless veteran who gave a woman his last $20 when she ran out of gas has raised well over $300,000 as of this writing. (GFM here —> https://t.co/dsRVLy0MGi ) pic.twitter.com/8T7rfACIlR
— Sky Palma (@DeadStateTweets) November 24, 2017
In a video posted when the campaign had raised just $1,700, Bobbitt Jr. remarked that just those funds alone “changes my life right there.”
This thing looks like it’s on track to reach half a million. Life changing indeed.
You can find the GoFundMe here.
Featured image via Katy McClure