Woman raises over $365,000 for homeless veteran who kindly helped her

Woman raises over $365,000 for homeless veteran who kindly helped her

Imagine the last person you'd expect to help you doing just that. Kate McClure, age 27, experienced the kindness of a stranger when she least expected it.


As she drove on Interstate 96 in Philadelphia she ran out of gas. What she didn't know was that a homeless man named Johnny Bobbitt Jr. was about to become her knight in armour. Bobbitt, who usually sits by the side of the highway, saw McClure pull over and knew she needed help. Bobbitt, a former Marine, told her to stay in her car with the doors locked so she was safe and, using his last $20, he filled a gas can and helped her on her way.

That wasn't the last and only time the two met, however. McClure returned to Bobbitt's area with money, food, clothing and other supplies. No matter what she gave him, he always made a point to share it with other homeless people. You see, Bobbitt wasn't always homeless and knows that he needs to help his fellow man.

Then McClure decided to take things a step further and set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to help Bobbitt get back on his feet. So far, she's raised more than $365,000 for Bobbitt. Along with her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, McClure plans to manage the donations so that Bobbitt can rent an apartment, find transportation and buy himself clothes and food.


McClure feels that all Bobbitt needs is one little break to help him get off the streets. Bobbitt dreams of having a job and a place to live. Together, he and McClure will get it done and they'll both go on to offer their assistance to others in need.