Woman raises more than US$200K for homeless man who helped her

Kate Mc Clure and Johnny Bobbit Jr

Kate McClure was heading to Philadelphia to visit a friend last month when she ran out of gas on Interstate 95. She started by stopping by his spot and repaying him for the gas, she gave him a jacket, gloves, a hat, and warm socks. She says she then started the fundraiser hoping to collect $10,000 (£7,500) to cover housing and other expenses for him.

Wanting to do more to repay the selfless act of kindness, Kate set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Johnny - and it has raised almost $115,000 (£86,448) so far.

On Nov. 10, she and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, began a GoFundMe campaign, with a funding goal of $10 thousand, to help her rescuer find an apartment, a auto and four to six months of expenses.

Donations have poured in, and the fundraiser has shattered its goal of raising $10,000 for Bobbitt.

"He said, 'I'll be back". Johnny sits on the side of the road every day, holding a sign. "He saw me pull over and knew something was wrong", McClure wrote. She explained to him that she had run out of gas and Bobbitt told her to get back in her auto and lock the doors.

'A few minutes later, he comes back with a red gas can. He had used his last $20 to help Kate make it home safe. Kate promised she would come back to repay him.

'I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day.

Still, the 27-year-old woman wanted to do more. He is fully aware of the worldwide interest in this over the last few days.

The question now is, what does Johnny Bobbitt plan to do with all that money?

Johnny, 34, acted as her Good Samaritan, offering Kate, who works at the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the last of his money to help her out.

'Please help this man get into a home. Any little bit will help'.

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