|Vivian Leigh as Blanche DuBois (Image via Wikimedia Commons)|
For the 9th installment of the We are the World Blogfest (#WATWB), I found a story that really exemplifies the blogfest's mission of being a light in the current darkness and drawing attention to human stories of love, peace, and compassion for others.
Kate McClure, a young woman driving outside of Philadelphia, found herself in the unhappy position of running out of gas on a highway. She managed to pull over to the side of the road, and was thinking about going in search of a gas station when a homeless man approached her car.
Johnny, who is a homeless veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, asked McClure if she was okay.What happened next made my jaw drop. Read the whole story here. This young woman also did something in response that I found unusual and heartwarming.
“He saw me pull over and knew something was wrong,” says McClure. “He told me to get back in the car and lock the doors.”
|Kate McClure and Johnny|
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