Watch magician Rob Anderson perform some street magic on homeless veteran Alan McCracken. Alan McCracken is a United States Army veteran that served six years until he was honorably discharged from service. After dealing with some difficult situations, McCracken found himself homeless in Las Vegas. He has the reputation of being an incredibly nice man despite living on the streets and he is certainly a man deserving of some assistance.
Anderson attempts to antagonize the veteran to make it seem as if he wants to give him a hard time. Keeping his composure, McCracken looks on as Anderson rips up his sign that reads “Homeless. Just trying to get by. Anything Helps. God Bless” McCracken, seemingly a very big optimist, guesses correctly that Anderson is a street magician while Anderson reveals the trick and presents McCracken with a great deal of cash.
Seeing how viral the video was online, Anderson decided to set up a GoFundMe (Go here to donate!) in an effort to make enough money for McCracken to own an apartment and afford rent, clothes and other necessities for up to six months. After only a few days, 35,000 dollars was raised for the U.S. Army veteran.
McCracken only took a part of the money and said the rest should be used to help other homeless vets.
It is always a great sight to see people pull together to help out our United States veterans!