Johnny Bobbitt Jr. You’ll never forget this name. One night, a young woman named Kate McClure ran out of gas at night on Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania. Bobbitt, a 34-year-old homeless man, saw her and approached her car – but he had no intention of asking her for money. He told her to stay in her car with the doors locked, and he left. When he returned a few minutes later, he had a gas can with him. Johnny Bobbitt Jr. had spent his last $20 to help McClure fill her tank and safely get home.
McClure did her best to pay him back, even though he never asked for a dime. She kept stopping by the place his sits with money, gift cards, water, and warm clothes. But she wanted to do more. So McClure created a GoFundMe page, with the goal of raising $10,000 for Bobbitt. At the time of this article, the campaign has raised nearly $350,000.
— Kate McClure (@getjohnnyahome) November 21, 2017
McClure says on the GoFundMe page that she wants to raise money for an apartment, car, and expenses for Bobbitt. “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.” With the money she raised, he’ll be able to afford a lot more than that.
It’s a beautiful story for the holiday season, and a reminder to give back when you can. One man was willing to give up the little bit of money he had to help someone else. His generosity has inspired countless people all around the nation.
Main image: Kate McClure/GoFundMe