This homeless man used his last 20 bucks to buy a stranded woman petrol

2017-11-24 16:25
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Giving a few bucks to a stranded woman to buy petrol might not sound like a big deal.

Except when that $20 came from a homeless man – and it was all the money he had in the world.

According to The Independent, Kate McClure pulled over on the I-95 interstate motorway in Philadelphia, US after realising she’d run out of petrol.

“I never ran out of gas before, and my heart was beating out of my chest. I pulled over as far as I could, and got out of the car to head to the nearest gas station,” Kate recalls (27).

It was then that a homeless man named Johnny Bobbitt Jnr approached her, advising her to stay in her car as the area is unsafe. Johnny then took it upon himself to make sure she got away safely, using his last $20 (R270) to fill a can of petrol for her.

The Sun reports that Kate had no money on her to repay Johnny for his generosity – so she took to the internet to raise money to help him pay for his accommodation over winter.

Through a GoFundMe page called Paying It Forward, Kate was able to raise in over $100 000 (R1,3 million) for the man who gave up his last penny to help her in need, according to The Mirror.

She returned to visit Johnny several times with clothing, food and water and each time was surprised by his generosity, saying he would share the gifts with other homeless people.

“With the money, I would like to get him first and last month’s rent at an apartment, a reliable vehicle, and 4 - 6 months’ worth of expenses,” she wrote on GoFundMe.

“He is very interested in finding a job, and I believe that with a place to be able to clean up every night and get a good night’s rest, his life can get back to being normal. “ 

“All Johnny needs is one little break.”

Sources: The Mirror, The Sun, The Independent, GoFundMe

 

 

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