Kate McClure of Pennsylvania learned the lesson of sacrificial giving and how it can be rewarded in the most unusual way. She ran out of gas along the interstate when she was approached by a homeless man named Johnny. After telling her to get back in her car and lock her doors, Johnny walked to the nearest gas station and used every bit of money he had, $20, to fill a gas can and bring it back to McClure.
She was so touched that she has provided food and money to Johnny and then set up a GoFundMe page and set the ambitious goal of raising $10,000 to give back to Johnny in hopes it would get him off the interstate. As of last Friday, she has raised over $300,000 for the homeless man who sacrificed everything he had to help a stranger.
(NorthJersey.com) – Kate McClure didn’t expect to run out of gas on her drive to Philadelphia last month.
And the Burlington County woman definitely didn’t expect that her misfortune would give her the opportunity to change someone else’s life.
Pulled over on the side of Interstate 95, McClure, 27, was approached by a homeless man named Johnny. She was apprehensive at first, but Johnny told her to get back into her car and to lock the doors while he walked to get her help. He went to a nearby gas station, used his last $20 to fill a can and brought it back to fill up her car.
Grateful, but without a dollar to repay him, McClure promised she would come back with something…
How often do we see people in need and turn a blind eye because we don’t want to depart with our abundance or because we live paycheck to paycheck and don’t believe we can afford to be generous? Probably more often than we care to admit. Perhaps we need to rethink our priorities as Johnny did?