Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Soldier Buys Boys Dinner After Learning They Were Hungry.

The Soldier Could Relate

The Soldier Could Relate

Jason Gibson / YouTube

If anyone understood what being hungry in extreme cold temperature was like, it was Lt. Col. Robert Risdon. He had been physically and mentally pushed to the limits while stationed in Saudi Arabia. “I can’t even count the number of times I was cold, wet and hungry in the Army,” he said in an interview after footage of the Greenville Taco Bell incident hit the web.

Suspicions Confirmed

Suspicions Confirmed

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The boys approached Risdon, but he stood his ground. However, his mind was racing a mile a minute, and his hands wouldn’t stop shaking. And yet it seemed to take forever for them to get to him. Then Risdon’s suspicions were confirmed. The boys did something that proved they didn’t come to Taco Bell to eat, which he feared from the beginning.

Got Any Cash?

Got Any Cash?

Jason Gibson / YouTube

The young men asked Risdon flat out if he had any cash on him, but he didn’t. In fact, he had gotten used to not carrying cash in his pockets or wallet. Credit cards were easier to carry and way more efficient. He was a trained Army soldier, so every action he took was done with precision and efficiency.

Right Place, Right Time

Right Place, Right Time

Jason Gibson / YouTube

The footage of how Risdon reacted to the two boys accumulated over 39,000 shares and more than 1.8 million views on social media. But it was Jason Gibson who saw the whole incident unfold at Taco Bell that rainy night. Once he realized what was happening, he took his phone out and started recording the whole thing. Fortunately, everyone on the internet is glad he did or no one would have ever known what happened.

They Were Caught Off Guard

They Were Caught Off Guard

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The two boys were stunned. They had asked Risdon if he had any cash on him, and he replied to them with a question. The young boys were obviously confused and cautious. Their eyes kept shifting back and forth between the door and Risdon. They weren’t sure if they should stick around or run after Risdon asked them a simple question: “Can you boys finish off 10 tacos?”

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