Skip to comments.The ‘Incredible’ Thing an 8-Year-Old Boy Did for a Soldier Will Be Remembered For a ‘Lifetime’
Posted on 03/02/2014 2:20:28 PM PST by mandaladon
Like most 8-year-olds, Myles Eckert was already dreaming up ways he could spend a $20 bill he had just discovered laying in a Cracker Barrel parking lot earlier this month.
I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to, the child recounted to CBS News.
Thats because Eckert saw Lt. Col. Frank Dailey enter the restaurant. The man in uniform changed his mind.
Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad, Eckert explained to CBS. So, instead of purchasing something for himself, Eckert did something very different on Feb. 7. Something Dailey says he will remember for a lifetime.
The 8-year-old boy wrapped the $20 bill in a note he had authored to the soldier. Dear Soldier my dad was a soldier. Hes in heaven now, the note said. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. Its your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid. Eckerts father, Army Sgt. Andy Eckert, had been killed in Iraq when he was only a few weeks old. The 8-year-old can only think of what he was like.
I imagine him as a really nice person and somebody that would be really fun, he told CBS News.
That February day, Eckert even asked his mother to go visit his father.
He wanted to go see his dad, said his mother Tiffany. And he wanted to go by himself that day.
She took a photograph of her son visiting his fathers grave.
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Good for the kid. Sorry I can’t stand to watch CBS. I’ll imagine it.
Mandaladon - thank you for posting this refreshing story. Blessings to the young boy.
A true Thunderstruck moment. God Bless the Child, His Family, and All Serving ... Amen!!!
I can’t seem to see the keyboard very well all of a sudden.
God Bless the children of Warriors past, present and future. May we never forget the sacrifice by the whole family.
Sometimes I think there’s hope for this country.
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks for the ping to this excellent story. May God continue to bless Myles Eckart and inspire many others through hearing this on TV.