Greenville, Alabama. At the counter of a local Taco Bell, Lt. Col. Robert Risdon is looking at the menu, trying to work out what he’s going to order. In walks a couple of local kids. They approach him and ask him if he wants to buy a homemade dessert. The kids must be hard up for money. Without thinking, Robert puts his hand in his pocket and asks the kids if they’re hungry. Of course, they are. So he buys them dinner!
“They were in the store trying to sell desserts. I noticed they had just gotten out of the rain, they were both soaking wet. I had to do something,” Risdon said of the incident.
“I was in a Taco Bell tonight when two kids came in trying to sell homemade desserts for money,” witness Josh Gibson wrote on Facebook. “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. I had to video it and share. Our troops are always taking care of us. I heard the little one say I want to be just like u when I grow up and saluted him.”
This is what being a part of a society is all about. Great work!