Princess Diana once said, “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” That’s the moral of the following story. It only took one random act of kindness, committed by the most unlikely of people, to change a man’s life forever. Keep reading to see how a frightening situation quickly turned into a night that will not soon be forgotten. In fact, it may even inspire you!It was 12:00 at night, and for the first time in Katie’s life, she ran out of gas while driving on one of Philadelphia’s freeways. Luckily for Katie, she ran out of gas in the right place.
“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,” said Katie. When she got to the gas station Katie saw someone that she had recognized.
Johnny is a homeless veteran that Katie had seen from time to time. Katie never thought that ‘the guy who hung out at the gas station’ would one day become her hero.
Once he had found out that she had ran out of gas he told Katie to get back in her car, and lock the doors. Katie did as he said and walked back to her car.
Katie realized that is was a gas can that he was carrying. Johnny had committed the ultimate act of kindness.
For someone who relies on what little money he has to get by, Johnny spent his last $20 on gas for Katie! Katie couldn’t believe what Johnny had done for her, and she wanted to repay him.
They’ve not only returned with words of gratitude, they paid Johnny back for the gas, and have given him food, warm clothes, and even a gift card! But Katie just had to something more.
Johnny served as an ammunition technician in the U.S. Marine Corps, who had dreams of being a flight nurse. Unfortunately, sometimes our dreams just don’t play out the right way.
Despite his past, Katie wanted to do something to really help out Johnny. “Johnny has reflected on his life,” said Katie’s boyfriend Mar D’Amico. “He just needs a push in the right direction.” It was then that a Gofundme was started in Johnny’s name!
Katie and Mark plan to manage the funds in order to help get Johnny an apartment, phone, car, and food! This just goes to show how one random act of kindness can go a long way.
**Check out what Johnny had to say when Katie told him about the Gofundme! His reaction is unforgettable!**