Thursday, February 4, 2016

I bet you'd have done the same thing...

Lt. Col. Robert Risdon stopped at a Taco Bell in Greenville, Alabama, recently with his friend Jason Gibson. As they ate, two brothers came in out of the rain and asked if he'd like to buy homemade sweets they were selling to raise money for their church. The Army Ranger had no cash, but noticed the boys looked wet and hungry, so he asked if they'd eaten yet. When they said "no," he treated them each to five tacos and a drink. "They ate their first taco in under a minute," said Gibson. "Everything was 'yes sir' and 'no sir.' Whoever is raising them is doing a great job."

                                                                                                                     Jason Gibson on Facebook
The boys put Risdon on the phone with their grandfather to prove he paid for their food and they did not use money they were raising for their church. The youngest brother, B.J. shown here in the foreground, is nine. He recognized Risdon's uniform and said he wants to be just like him when he grows up. He kept saluting. "My kids were running through my mind the whole time," said Risdon. "It made me want to help these boys out."

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