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    Posted: November 23 2017 at 1:41pm

Homeless man Johnny Bobbitt Jr’s selfless act to help stranded woman Kate McClure changes his life

A WOMAN who was rescued by a homeless man when he gave her his last $20 is repaying the favour by changing his life.

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News Corp Australia NetworkNOVEMBER 24, 20176:44AM

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Homeless man Johnny Bobbitt Jr reads the article about him in the paper. Picture: GoFundMeSource:Supplied

At the time Ms McClure didn’t have any cash to give him but returned to the road several times bringing cash, clothes and food for Mr Bobbitt.

McClure said she was impressed that Mr Bobbitt would share the things she bought him with his homeless friends.

“One day I stopped to see him and had a few things in a bag to give him, one of which was a box of cereal bars so he could have something that he could carry around and eat,” she said.

“He was very appreciative as usual and the first thing he said was “do you want one?”

We told Johnny about the @gofundme he wants to say thank you to everyone who donated or shared!! #philly #rak

“Another time I dropped off 2 gift cards and a case of water ... the first words that came out of his mouth were ‘I can’t wait to show the guys’ (there are two others he hangs out with and they all take care of each other). “

Homeless man Johnny Bobbitt Jr gave Kate McClure his last $20 when her car ran out of petrol

Homeless man Johnny Bobbitt Jr gave Kate McClure his last $20 when her car ran out of petrolSource:Supplied

She soon became inspired to do something more to help the 34-year-old so set up the GoFundMe fundraiser to help him find accommodation.

“I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day,” she wrote on the fundraising page, which has so far raised $US116,000 from 4000 contributors.

“Truly believe that all Johnny needs is one little break. Hopefully with your help I can be the one to give it to him.”

Kate McClure, pictured with boyfriend Mark DAmico, is raising money for Johnny Bobbitt Jr. Picture: Facebook

Kate McClure, pictured with boyfriend Mark D'Amico, is raising money for Johnny Bobbitt Jr. Picture: FacebookSource:Supplied

Ms McClure told the Philadelphia Inquirer that she didn’t know what to do when she ran out of petrol.

“My heart was beating out of my chest,” she said.

She called her boyfriend Mark D’Amico to come and pick her up when Mr Bobbitt came out of the darkness.

Kate McClure, pictured with boyfriend Mark DAmico. Picture: Facebook

Kate McClure, pictured with boyfriend Mark D'Amico. Picture: FacebookSource:Supplied

The former Marine veteran and paramedic was concerned for her safety and told her to lock the doors and stay in her car while he went to fetch the fuel.

“Ten minutes later,” Mr D’Amico said, “she called me and said the guy brought her (petrol).”

Ms McClure said Mr Bobbitt wants to rent a place in New Jersey and work at the Amazon warehouse.

“Truly believe that all Johnny needs is one little break. Hopefully with your help I can be the one to give it to him,” she said.

12 monkeys!!!!!
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