Former Paramedic and Marine, Johnny Bobbitt Jr. (now homeless) gave his last $20 to a stranded motorist last month.
And now the person he helped, Kate McClure, has paid the good deed forward in a big way. By helping Bobbitt out, she may have helped many people.
McClure was stranded, alone on the side of I-95 in Philadelphia after running out of gas. Bobbitt told her to stay in her locked car (good advice) while he walked several blocks and spent the only cash he had on him to get her gas.
While Kate couldn’t repay him at the time, she did set up a GoFundMe campaign for Bobbitt Jr. with a target of $10,000 to put toward an apartment. The campaign went viral and raised nearly $389,000 in 25 days. It’s now over $400,000!
It goes into two trust funds, one that will deposit money to a bank account every month for Johnny to use, and another that serves as a retirement account.
He’s purchased a house, a computer and a truck (a ’99 Ford Ranger), and wants to donate to people and groups that have helped him in the past, according to updates to the GoFundMe page.
We will now return you to your cynical default settings. 😉