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A homeless man spent his last $20 to keep her safe. She’s raised $34,000 to repay him
The Miami Herald ^ | November 22, 2017 | Amanda Hoover

Posted on 11/23/2017 11:08:44 AM PST by LostInBayport

Edited on 11/23/2017 1:17:52 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Kate McClure didn’t expect to run out of gas on her drive to Philadelphia last month.

And she definitely didn’t expect that her misfortune would give her the opportunity to change someone else’s life.

Pulled over on the side of I-95, McClure, 27, was approached by a homeless man named Johnny. She was apprehensive at first, but Johnny told her to get back into her car and to lock the doors while he walked to get her help. He went to a nearby gas station, used his last $20 fill a can and brought it back to fill up her car.


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Currently at $235,000 and counting...

I thought this story about a forgotten man being found by good people was appropriate for today. God works in mysterious ways. Happy Thanksgiving, FReepers.

1 posted on 11/23/2017 11:08:44 AM PST by LostInBayport
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To: LostInBayport

Heartwarming. Thanks for passing this story along.


2 posted on 11/23/2017 11:13:55 AM PST by Jim W N
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To: LostInBayport

There are millions of formerly middle-class folks who were foreclosed on as a result of the great fraud of Wall St. bankers trading on their homes and taking down the economy for profit. Many of these formerly middle-class are living in their cars or RVs and they will give the shirt off their backs to someone in need as a matter of dignity because they feel ashamed.

This travesty is due to Obama who had his people rake in hundreds of billions in bank settlements only to pass them to leftist crony groups. This is all true.

But of course, we never heard much in the MSM about homelessness until Donald Trump took office.


3 posted on 11/23/2017 11:14:31 AM PST by Hostage (Article V)
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To: LostInBayport

Great story for Thanksgiving. I am wondering why we don’t have services that would help someone with their paperwork, etc.. Being a Vet would surely qualify this man for assistance.


4 posted on 11/23/2017 11:14:39 AM PST by DrDude (Why allow Hillary to continue to breath!)
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To: LostInBayport

What a great Thanksgiving story. These people are the best!


5 posted on 11/23/2017 11:16:18 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ( "Freedom is not free; Free men are not equal, and Equal men are not free". Richard Berkeley Cotten)
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To: DrDude

This is where gospel minded churches could so obviously come in.

The “conservative” folk of the nation probably are now thinking about dealing with the down-and-out as “Oh, I gave at the office (in my pay check) for that.” But the mess that is the secular liberal state is at best haphazard. And if it saw some actual gospel powered competition, people might begin to think HEY! the church charities (donating time and effort, not just money) really DO have their heads on straight.


6 posted on 11/23/2017 11:18:47 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: LostInBayport

That was a very nice way for this girl to return the favor to this homeless guy. However, at this level of fundraising, I have to wonder what’s driving her? Some people are fully led by their emotions, and spend most their lives rationalizing what they chose to do after having done it.

In other words, don’t be surprised to hear that this young lady and the homeless guy take the money and run, leaving ‘Supportive and Mature’ Boyfriend home alone.

Better buy this girl a puppy or start a family quickly.
Give her something to lavish those nurturing feeling on, before she convinces herself that the Homeless Guy ‘needs her’ more than her current man.


7 posted on 11/23/2017 11:22:01 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Hostage
'This travesty is due to Obama who had his people rake in hundreds of billions in bank settlements only to pass them to leftist crony groups.'

There was more than Obama buddies who helped to crash our economy. It's still bifurcated and corrupted. Trump ran on such things, and such problems still exists, and I doubt will be fixed.

8 posted on 11/23/2017 11:22:29 AM PST by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: LostInBayport

Shockng how short the path from comfortable lifestyle to homeless.

God bless him for his generosity and concern for anothers safety and hers for not forgetting.


9 posted on 11/23/2017 11:25:46 AM PST by Tarasaramozart
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To: Hostage

I had a similar thought. The man in this article hit a bad patch that was exacerbated by an economy that was being strangled by a marxist president and feckless Congress. Things still have a many miles long road to go to improve.

It also occurred to me that “there but for the grace of God go I”. Expenses and taxes never seem to end, and the cost of living keeps rising.


10 posted on 11/23/2017 11:26:05 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: lee martell
In other words, don’t be surprised to hear that this young lady and the homeless guy take the money and run, leaving ‘Supportive and Mature’ Boyfriend home alone.


11 posted on 11/23/2017 11:26:48 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: MayflowerMadam

And here I thought “Touched by an Angel” was just a TV show!


12 posted on 11/23/2017 11:28:59 AM PST by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: LostInBayport

That’s a pretty good eye roll. I was written up once for my attitude, indicated by rolling my eyes (political correctness issue), and mine wasn’t nearly as good as Judge Judy’s.


13 posted on 11/23/2017 11:29:46 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ( "Freedom is not free; Free men are not equal, and Equal men are not free". Richard Berkeley Cotten)
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To: LostInBayport

It seems at bit excessive to buy $20.00 in gas which should weigh around eight gallons.

That’s more than fifty pounds of gas to haul.


14 posted on 11/23/2017 11:29:51 AM PST by Blue House Sue
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To: LostInBayport

Yeah, really.

[he needs to come stay with me]

;D


15 posted on 11/23/2017 11:32:39 AM PST by Salamander (And Yet, Ezekiel Smiles...)
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To: lee martell

Don’t be an a-hole.


16 posted on 11/23/2017 11:33:57 AM PST by semaj (Audentes fortuna juvat: Fortune favors the bold. Be Bold FRiends.)
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To: Blue House Sue

In the area where this happened they make you pay about $10 for a gas container. May be more lately. Probably only 2 gal. of gas.


17 posted on 11/23/2017 11:35:18 AM PST by DrDude (Why allow Hillary to continue to breath!)
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To: Salamander

He was ruined by hardship. Now I just hope he’s not ruined by prosperity.


18 posted on 11/23/2017 11:37:06 AM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Theoria
"It's still bifurcated and corrupted. Trump ran on such things, and such problems still exists, and I doubt will be fixed."

Hold that thought. Did you see Mulvaney got Chief full of Angers Financial job that she couldn't get the other day when the Obamanite quit? It is a 2nd role for him, but follow me here. Do you know, and this is what I call it, a bifurcation of Dodd-Frank is coming so that only the Mega Banks they created have to live by those rules.

The mess may not be totally cleaned up, but the assistants are coming with a mop on isle 1 :-)

BTW "Sundance" on CTH calls it a "parallel banking system"

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/11/19/pocahontas-financial-control-scheme-returns-to-bite-its-creator/

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/05/18/banking-testimony-treasury-secretary-mnuchin-discusses-too-big-and-21st-century-glass-steagall/

19 posted on 11/23/2017 11:39:01 AM PST by taildragger (Do you hear the people singing? The Song of Angry of Men!....)
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To: MayflowerMadam

The eye-roll is an almost unconscious reaction for many of us! I too have gotten into a bit of difficulty for doing something like that.


20 posted on 11/23/2017 11:39:24 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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