Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Soldier Buys Boys Dinner After Learning They Were Hungry.

Random Act Of Kindness

Random Act Of Kindness

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Risdon asked the boys if they had eaten and they claimed they hadn’t. So, the soldier walked them to the Taco Bell counter, and told them to order anything they wanted. Then they explained the real reason they had walked into the restaurant. They told him that they were raising money for their local church by selling candy. The soldier realized his mistake and was touched by their determination to do something for a good cause.

They Were Hungry

They Were Hungry

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The boys were only 9 and 13 years old, but they devoured those tacos like a starving platoon. At that moment, Risdon knew that he made the right choice offering to buy them some food. Seeing the smile on their faces was pretty much the only thanks he wanted. He continued to enjoy a couple of bonding moments with the boys before they took off.

This Is How You Salute

This Is How You Salute

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The footage didn’t show this, but one of the boys was so grateful for the soldier’s generosity that he tried to thank him by saluting with one hand. But he didn’t do it right, so Risdon had to teach him the proper way to salute to a soldier. Of course, that wasn’t easy for the boy since he was clutching to the tacos with his other hand. It almost seemed as if he was determined to hang on to the food for dear life.

He Had Plenty Of Empathy

He Had Plenty Of Empathy

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Those who didn’t know that Lt. Col. Robert Risdon was a real American hero, realized it when they saw the footage of how he helped those boys in need. When the kids initially interrupted his dinner, it didn’t occur to him that he would wind up feeding them. But as a father of two, Risdon empathized with those two boys the moment they walked into Taco Bell all hungry and soaking wet from the rain.

He Was Embarrassed And Humbled

He Was Embarrassed And Humbled

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Risdon was very modest when he was asked what it felt like being called a hero on social media. “I’m kinda embarrassed and humbled by the praise and don’t need it… I think throughout my childhood I was around people who taught me there’s more to life than taking care of yourself.”

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