When Lt. Col. Robert Risdon Jr., saw two hungry children, he to buy them dinner at a Taco Bell on Jan. 26, in Mobile Alabama.
In a video posted on YouTube, Risdon can be seen purchasing meals for two kids who had come into the restaurant selling homemade deserts for money.
“I was in a Taco Bell tonight when two kids came in trying to sell homemade desserts for money. I overheard a soldier ask the kids if they were hungry and told them to follow him to the counter, he would by them dinner … Our troops are always taking care of us,” Jason Gibson posted on YouTube.
Risdon is stationed at Fort Benning in Georgia and said that he and friend Jason Gibson, (who filmed the incident without Risdon’s knowledge) were eating dinner when a 9-year-old old boy and 13-year-old boy approached and asked if they would buy a dessert to help support their church.
Risdon and Gibson said they didn’t have any cash on them but Risdon asked if the boys had eaten dinner, and they hadn’t, so he offered to buy them tacos and a drink.
“I’m kinda embarrassed and humbled by the praise and don’t need it. I am a believer that we live in the best country in the world with the best people and that acts of kindness happen every day,” Risdon said.
As they were leaving the younger boy saluted Risdon and said he wanted to be like him when he grew up.
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