The homeless vet story we needed for Thanksgiving

Homeless vet who helped woman 20 GoFundMe Kate McClure Johnny Bobbit Jr

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.