Skip to comments.A homeless man spent his last $20 to keep her safe. She’s raised $34,000 to repay him
Posted on 11/23/2017 11:08:44 AM PST by LostInBayportEdited 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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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.
Heartwarming. Thanks for passing this story along.
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.
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.
What a great Thanksgiving story. These people are the best!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And here I thought “Touched by an Angel” was just a TV show!
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.
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.
[he needs to come stay with me]
Dont be an a-hole.
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.
He was ruined by hardship. Now I just hope he’s not ruined by prosperity.
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"
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.
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