Kate McClure's car ran out of gas one night while on I-95 when on her way into Philadelphia. She got out of her car and started heading toward the nearest gas station. It was then that she met a homeless man named Johnny Bobbitt.
"Johnny sits on the side of the road every day, holding a sign. He saw me pull over and knew something was wrong. He told me to get back in the car and lock the doors. A few minutes later, he comes back with a red gas can," McClure recalls.
Bobbitt had used his last $20 to help McClure make it home safe. He did not ask McClure for any money and she could not repay him in that moment because she did not have any cash on hand.
Determined to repay Mr. Bobbitt back she started by stopping by his spot and gave him a jacket, gloves, a hat and socks. She later discovered that he is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, as well as a former firefighter and paramedic. McClure wanted to do more and created a gofundme page to help him.
Since then, more than 11,000 people have donated and more than $300,000 has been raised in 13 days.