Friend Secretly Films Soldier Buying Some Kids Dinner At Taco Bell When He Realizes They Are Hungry (3 VIDEOS)
Lt. Col. Robert Risdon, you’re getting called out for being a role model!
Risdon was headed back to Ford Benning, Georgia with his buddy on January 26th, 2016 when they stopped in at a Taco Bell in Greenville, Alabama to get some food.
While there two boys, 9 and 12 years old came in trying to sell some “homemade baked goods” for some money. Risdon didn’t have any cash when they came over and asked him if he’d like to buy some.
Risdon picked up on that something wasn’t right and he asked the two boys if they were hungry and they said yes.
The two boys were soaked from the rain and were “great kids” and “super respectful” said Risdon to ABC News.
Risdon told ABC News:
“It seemed like a very small gesture I could do for two kids that were trying to make some money in the rain on a school night,” said Risdon, who is currently stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. “So, absolutely it was my duty to at least get them something to eat.”
After Risdon bought the boys dinner, he said the younger boy told him, “you know, I want to be just like you some day.”
The boy then saluted Risdon with his left hand, and he helped the child and his brother learn the correct way to salute, which is “always with the right arm.”
Little did Risdon know that his friend Jason Gibson caught the whole thing on camera.
Here is Jason Gibson’s original Facebook post that made the video go viral:
Here is ABC News’ interview with Lt. Col. Risdon as well:
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