When some people see someone in need, they ignore them and don’t try to help. Good people will do everything in their power to give someone aid if they have the means, but not everyone. Recently two boys went to a local Taco Bell to try and sell some desserts. They didn’t want any food, they just wanted to raise some money for their local place of worship.
One of the boys was just 9 years old. The other, 13 and both of them looked exceptionally chilly and they were soaked to the bone. Army Lt. Col. Robert Risdon was there enjoying a tasty meal when he noticed the two boys.
He figured that they could use some help, and he decided to treat them to something special for their hard work. Risdon asked them if they had eaten dinner themselves yet, as everyone around gorged themselves on tacos and burritos.
The boys hadn’t so Risdon decided to order them whatever they wanted off the menu! He simply told them he would pay the bill at the end. This good man had the means to provide a treat for these dedicated young men, and he decided to use it for good.
All too often, people use their money for selfish reasons. While most of us do so as a basic necessity, if you are able to donate or help out others it’s a very nice thing to do. The world is a far better place when we care about each other and try to make it through together, not alone.
Robert Risdon is a father himself so his heart went out to these two kids. They would have survived without his help, but it must have been a nice treat after all that hard work to support their local church.
The positive event was captured on video and the videographer, Jason, shared it on his personal Facebook page. He clearly was impressed by this soldiers commitment to helping others!
“I was in a Taco Bell tonight when two kids came in trying to sell homemade desserts for money. I overheard a soldier ask the kids if they were hungry and told them to follow him to the counter, he would buy them dinner,” Jason wrote. “I had to video it and share. Our troops are always taking care of us. Thank u LTC Robert Risdon please please share this….I heard the little one say I want to be just like u when I grow up and saluted him.”
Risdon remains humble even as his story has blown up over the viral web. Millions of people are celebrating his kind actions, yet for him, it was just another day.
“I’m kinda embarrassed and humbled by the praise and don’t need it,” he said in a recent interview with The Huffington Post. “I am a believer that we live in the best country in the world with the best people and that acts of kindness happen every day.”
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