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An 8-Year-Old Kid Found $20 in a Parking Lot and Gave It to a Random Soldier

by Bob posted Mar 3 2014 4:21AM
Eight-year-old Myles Eckert lives in Toledo, Ohio.  And last month, he found 20 bucks in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant.  Which is like a MILLION bucks to an eight-year-old.

 

 

And at first, he planned to buy a video game with it.  But then he walked into the restaurant and saw a soldier named Frank Dailey having lunch by himself.

 

 

Myles's dad was also a soldier.  Sadly, he died in Iraq when Myles was five weeks old.  So he never knew him, but thinks about him every time he sees a guy in uniform.

 

 

And instead of buying the video game, Myles decided to give the $20 to FRANK.  But first he wrapped it in a handwritten note.

 

 

It said, quote, "My dad was a soldier.  He's in heaven now.  I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here.  We like to pay it forward in my family.  It's your lucky day!  Thank you for your service."

 

 

Frank told CBS News that he was blown away by the gesture, and he looks at the note every day for inspiration.  He also said he gave the $20 to charity, and wants to encourage other people to give too.

 

 

What makes the story a REAL tearjerker is that Myles then asked his mom to take him to his dad's grave after lunch, so he could tell him about it. 
 


 

(CBS News)

 

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