Woman Raises Over $368,000 For A Homeless Veteran For His Kind Act.
Not only did Johnny make sure that Katie got home safely, he did something that you wouldn't believe.
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.
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Katie and her boyfriend have gone back to the road where Johnny lives several times.
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.
Not only was Johnny a hero to Katie, he was a hero to the United States, as well.
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.
Johnny has been homeless in Philadelphia for about a year-and-a-half after struggling with drug addiction and money problems.
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!
In less than two weeks, over $350,000 was raised for Johnny!
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!
Johhny will have help with a financial planner and a lawyer. He doesn't plan to keep all the money for himself, he wants to pay it forward. Johnny told ABC News, "I just want to do the right thing. This money was given to help me. Why not help other people in similar situations or people that are actively helping other people in different situations?"
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