Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, November 25, 2017

A woman has raised $350,000 for a homeless man who gave her his last $20 when she ran out of gas. Kate McClure started the GoFundMe campaign for Johnny Bobbit Jr who helped her out when she stopped on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. Donations have poured in, and the fundraiser has shattered its goal of raising $10,000 for Bobbitt. About 2,000 people had given to the campaign by Wednesday evening. Here's what she said on her fundraising page: "Driving into Philly one night, I made the mistake of thinking that I would be able to make it all the way down I-95 with my gas light on. Needless to say, I was wrong. I never ran out of gas before, and my heart was beating out of my chest. I pulled over as far as I could, and got out of the car to head to the nearest gas station. That's when I met Johnny."




Alternate links: Google News | Twitter

"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. Using his last $20 dollars to make sure I could get home safe."

The funderaiser set a $10,000 goal. So far it has raised $350,737.


Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

Nice story, hope he doesen't disappoint the nice lady.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-23 03:47 PM | Reply

over 8k people and 250k now. That should cover a car and first and last month rent pretty easily now :)

#2 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2017-11-23 04:24 PM | Reply

Interesting how someone who has nothing is more generous than many of those who have everything.

#3 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-11-25 05:39 PM | Reply


Not really, those who have experienced it tend to be more generous than those who haven't. It's hard to imagine what a difference a tiny bit can do if you haven't been there.

#4 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2017-11-26 10:25 PM | Reply

Comments are closed for this entry.

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2018 World Readable

Drudge Retort