A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help him.
Kate McClure was heading to Philadelphia to visit a friend last month when she ran out of gas on Interstate 95. The Florence Township woman pulled over and began to worry until a homeless man approached her.
The man, whose name was "Johnny," told her it wasn't safe and he bought McClure gas with his last $20.
"He told me to get back in the car and lock the doors," McClure wrote in a GoFundMe campaign titled "Paying it Forward." "A few minutes later, he comes back with a red gas can."
McClure promised she would return to pay him.
"Johnny did not ask me for a dollar, and I couldn’t repay him at that moment because I didn’t have any cash, but I have been stopping by his spot for the past few weeks," McClure's post read. "I repaid him for the gas, gave him a jacket, gloves, a hat, and warm socks, and I give him a few dollars every time I see him. I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day. He is such a great guy, and talking to him each time I see him makes me want to help him more and more."
McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico's GoFundMe page had raised nearly $100,000 as of late Wednesday for the former ammunition technician.
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The pair hope to get "Johnny" an apartment and help with transportation.
"Truly believe that all Johnny needs is one little break," McClure wrote. "Hopefully with your help I can be the one to give it to him."