Carter Wrenn: A place where miracles still happen
When Kate McClure ran out of gas on an exit ramp in Philadelphia, Johnny Bobbitt, a homeless man, walked toward her car in the darkness, said, “Lock your doors,” then walked to a gas station and returned with $20 in gas.
Bobbitt, a paramedic, had moved to Philadelphia for a job but the job fell through. He didn’t have much money and after his savings ran out he spent a year and a half living on the streets. A friend later told a reporter he’d also had a drug problem.
The next day McClure found Bobbitt sitting beside the same exit ramp and repaid him. Then she set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help him get off the streets.
It turns out there are two Americas.
One is full of politicians — Democrats, Republicans, Washington politicians and their followers on both sides — hollering on websites such as CNN and Fox News, round the clock. They’re just pouring gas on the fire.
And another America where miracles still happen — where people gave $377,000 to help a homeless Marine veteran who’d spent his last $20 to help a 27-year-old woman when she ran out of gas.
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