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The homeless vet story we needed for Thanksgiving

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The homeless vet story we needed for Thanksgiving

There are many things to be thank­ful for in Amer­ica. If you’re read­ing this, you’re alive… let’s not for­get the big things. We don’t have Hillary Clin­ton in the White House. Stranger Things 2 was really good. Neil Gor­such. Long­mire finally released its final sea­son. I could go on about all the bless­ings I’ve received, but I want to turn your atten­tion to a heart­warm­ing story in Philadelphia.

Last month, Kate McClure found her­self stranded, out of gas, in a bad neigh­bor­hood in Philadel­phia. She was approached by a shad­owy, disheveled fig­ure late at night as she walked to the gas sta­tion. He stopped her and told her to go back to her car. Lock the door, he said. He’s got this covered.

With his last $20, home­less vet­eran Johnny Bob­bit Jr. got gas and brought it back to McClure. She made it to her des­ti­na­tion safely. She and her boyfriend returned to thank Bob­bit with food and clothes, but they felt they needed to do more. They set up a GoFundMe page and hoped to get $10,000 for two-​months rent and pos­si­bly some transportation.

Dona­tions are so high — nearly a quar­ter of a mil­lion dol­lars as of the post­ing of this arti­cle — that he has asked her to stop accept­ing dona­tions and to use the expo­sure they’re get­ting to ask peo­ple to find other wor­thy causes.

As we eat our turkey, watch our foot­ball (which I won’t be doing — I’m one of those pesky NFL boy­cotters), and spend time with friends and fam­ily, it’s good to know there are peo­ple out there help­ing their fel­low man.

There are many things to be thankful for in America. If you’re reading this, you’re alive… let’s not forget the big things. We don’t have Hillary Clinton in the White House. Stranger Things 2 was really good. Neil Gorsuch. Longmire finally released its final season. I could go on about all the blessings I’ve received, but I want to turn your attention to a heartwarming story in Philadelphia.

Last month, Kate McClure found herself stranded, out of gas, in a bad neighborhood in Philadelphia. She was approached by a shadowy, disheveled figure late at night as she walked to the gas station. He stopped her and told her to go back to her car. Lock the door, he said. He’s got this covered.

With his last $20, homeless veteran Johnny Bobbit Jr. got gas and brought it back to McClure. She made it to her destination safely. She and her boyfriend returned to thank Bobbit with food and clothes, but they felt they needed to do more. They set up a GoFundMe page and hoped to get $10,000 for two-months rent and possibly some transportation.

Donations are so high – nearly a quarter of a million dollars as of the posting of this article – that he has asked her to stop accepting donations and to use the exposure they’re getting to ask people to find other worthy causes.

As we eat our turkey, watch our football (which I won’t be doing – I’m one of those pesky NFL boycotters), and spend time with friends and family, it’s good to know there are people out there helping their fellow man.