A homeless man who used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia has bought a home with some of the almost $400,000 raised for him by the woman he saved.
Johnny Bobbitt Jr. says on his GoFundMe page that he bought a home over the weekend. It all began when the man spent his last $20 to fill up a gas tank for a woman who had ran out of gas on an Interstate 95 exit ramp. He returned and Kate McClure was able to go home. Bobbitt told McClure to get back into her auto while he walked to get her fuel a few blocks away from where her vehicle had broken down. He added that he'll continue to thank them every single day for the rest of his life.
She didn't have money to repay him at the time, but sought him out days later to give him the money, and visited him a few more times to bring food and water.
After he rescued her, she and her boyfriend set up a GoFundMe page to pay him back for his kindness. The fundraiser idea turned out to be a very good one as it has raised almost $400,000. Bobbitt has said it was a mix of "bad decisions and bad situations". Bobbitt served in the US Marine Corps and also worked as a paramedic before he ended up in the streets of Philadelphia.
In addition to buying his house and eventually his dream truck (a 1999 Ford Ranger), he said he is donating some of his money to a Philadelphia grade school student who is helping another homeless veteran. Last week, the three were invited to a podcast, where they talked about the story and everything that's happened.