A Homeless Guy Gave a Woman His Last $20 for Gas, and She Repaid the Favor . . . by Raising $400,000 for Him Online
Even if this guy bought Bitcoin five years ago, he still wouldn't have had this kind of return on his investment . . .
A woman from New Jersey named Kate McClure ran out of gas in the middle of the night last month in Philadelphia. And a 34-year-old homeless guy named Johnny Bobbitt Jr. helped her out.
She didn't have any cash, so he walked to the nearest gas station, and used HIS last $20 to fill her tank up. She went back later to repay him, but wanted to do more.
So she set up a GoFundMe page this month that went viral . . . and it's now up to about 400 GRAND. (To donate, search for "Paying It Forward" on GoFundMe.com.)
It turns out Johnny is a former Marine from North Carolina who ended up on the streets after a series of, quote, "bad decisions and bad situations." But now Kate is helping him make some GOOD decisions.
She got him a financial advisor to make sure he doesn't burn through all that money. And they set up two trust funds for him. He'll be able to draw a small monthly salary from one of them, and the other is a retirement account.
His plans are pretty modest so far. He wants to buy some land with a small cabin someday. But for now, he's just happy to be off the streets. And he's going to buy the truck he's always wanted . . . a 1999 Ford Ranger.