Donations reach nearly £300k for homeless man who gave a woman his last £15

Mimi Launder
Wednesday 06 December 2017 13:00

Remember the exceedingly thoughtful homeless man who gave his last $20 to a woman for fuel?

Kate McClure thought she was stuck in the middle of Philadelphia without fuel or cash - until homeless man Johnny Bobbitt Jr paid for her petrol using his last $20.

McClure set up a crowd-funding page to raise money for Bobbitt and it went viral. In fact, we reported two weeks ago that donations had reached almost $300k.

The tale just got even more heartwarming.

At the time of writing, the money raised is tantalisingly close to the $400k - or roughly £300k - mark.

Picture: GoFundMe(GoFundMe)

The money is being put to good use.

As well as a new house, McClure wrote on the GoFundMe page they are buying Bobbit his "dream truck"

They are also setting up trusts to provide a salary, retirement money, and a bank account to help him through until he gets a job.

On top of that, Bobbitt is donating money to organisations that helped him through what was a "rough patch" in his life.

McClure wrote:

This is a well thought out plan that Johnny his lawyer and financial advisor came up with in order to give Johnny the means to acclimate back into a "normal" life and also to protect him and ensure he has a bright future.

She added:

The next update you receive will be from Johnny himself.

He finally got his new computer and he is dying to thank all you personally!

McClure made an Instagram account to keep everyone updated.

Here is Bobbitt eating perhaps the "best dinner" he has ever had.

And here he is looking forward to getting a dog all of his own.

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