We always hear and read news about people doing a simple act of kindness for others. However, many of us never get to witness one for ourselves.
Jason, a very lucky man was just enjoying a simple dinner at Taco Bell when he noticed a man in uniform standing at the register. What he saw next was enough reason for him to grab his phone and capture this incredible moment that is definitely worth sharing!
Army Lt. Col. Robert Risdon stopped by at Taco Bell to grab a quick dinner. Army Lt. Col. Robert Risdon is a father of two and he is currently stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was already seated down to eat when two young boys walked into the restaurant. However, they were not there to order like the rest of the people in the restaurant. These boys, ages 9 and 13, were there to sell homemade desserts. They were doing this to help raise money to help their local church. The soldier noticed that these boys were cold and wet. So he asked them if they already had something to eat for dinner, and they politely reply, “No.”
Then the most amazing thing happened and luckily, it was captured by another customer named Jason.
Jason was so affected by what he witnessed so he decided to share his video on Facebook and begged for others to share it. This soldier’s story is now going whether viral! He posted this video writing that he was at Taco Bell that night when he witnessed this soldier showing his act of kindness to these young boys who were just selling homemade desserts. “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,” he wrote.
Jason added that he had the urge to take a video of them and share it for the world to see how kind this soldier was. “Our troops are always taking care of us. Thank u LTC Robert Risdon please please share this….I heard the little one say I want to be just like u when I grow up and saluted him.”
During his interview later on with The Huffington Post, Army Lt. Col. Robert Risdon shared that he was kind of embarrassed yet humbled by the praise that he is receiving, but he doesn’t need it. He said that he is a believer that we live in the best country in the world, with the best people, and a simple act of kindness happens every single day.
This is just one of the reasons why we look up to our soldiers, and always for all the good reasons!
People like Army Lt. Col. Robert Risdon are blessings in this world. It’s individuals like him who gives us hope that somehow, the world is not all about cruelty, that we live in a place where it’s not all about danger. Kindness is still in the hearts of some people and it is just so heartwarming to watch how this soldier, who is not only passionate about serving his country to ensure our freedom but is also willing to always lend a helping hand and share the blessings that he receives in his life.