This is such a great story.
With the Christmas season approaching, consider this to be your timely reminder that kindness, decency, and compassion will never go unrewarded. A few weeks ago, Kate McClure noticed that her petrol tank was empty while driving in Philadelphia.
At the time, Kate left her house without any money and with an empty tank, she was clearly stuck in a bind.
During this difficult moment, a very kind homeless man named Johnny gave her his last $20 so she could fill her tank. He didn’t want any money, food or shelter. He simply wanted to help.
Moved by this remarkable gesture, Kate decided to set up a crowd-funding page to raise some money for Johnny.
As Kate states on her fundraising page: “Johnny sits on the side of the road every day, holding a sign. He saw me pull over and knew something was wrong. He told me to get back in the car and lock the doors. A few minutes later, he comes back with a red gas can. Using his last 20 dollars to make sure I could get home safe.”
She adds: “Johnny did not ask me for a dollar, and I couldn’t repay him at that moment because I didn’t have any cash, but I have been stopping by his spot for the past few weeks. I repaid him for the gas, gave him a jacket, gloves, a hat, and warm socks, and I give him a few dollars every time I see him.”
Well, after a few donations came in, something remarkable happened. Kate’s campaign went viral and it has since garnered an incredible $304,417 in donations and this figure is rising.
Since this wonderful news broke, Kate has informed Johnny that his wonderful act of kindness has been reciprocated by the public at large.
As stated on her Facebook page: “We finally surprised Johnny yesterday! As you can see, he is ECSTATIC!!! And it’s all thanks to those of you who have donated and shared. We still have not hit our mark, but as he said, just what we have now changed his life. We really appreciate the outpouring of support from this amazing community, and we hope that we can keep it going. Please continue to share and donate if you can. This smile is because of YOU!!!”
If this doesn’t put a smile on your face then nothing will. Take a look at Johnny’s reaction.