Driver Sees Soldier Doing Something Incredible (Photos)

| by Zara Zhi
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A woman in Kansas witnessed a soldier sitting near a rural road, doing something incredible.

Tammra Bose was stuck at a stoplight when she saw a man in military fatigues pull over and jump out of his vehicle to approach a man on the side of the road. The man had a large suitcase, trash bags and other large containers piled around him.

The woman was driving alone through Topeka, Kansas, and there were few cars around when she observed the unusual scene.

The woman was confused by the soldier’s actions and waited to see what would happen next. The soldier walked up to a bench and took a seat across from where the man was sitting on an upside-down bucket.

Bose said the soldier started talking to the man, who appeared to be homeless. The homeless man probably spent all day alone and ignored by each passing car before the good Samaritan soldier showed up.

The soldier was keeping the homeless man company, making him feel like he had a friend. Bose was so moved by the event she took a photo, sharing the picture on various Facebook pages.

"I would love for the world to see this picture because it is worth more than a thousand words. It is so heartwarming," Bose told WIBW. "I thought it was nice of the soldier to get out of his car and go talk to the man."

In 2013, a photo of a soldier giving his lunch to a homeless man in Jefferson City, Missouri, went viral.

Mary Tighe was picking up her husband’s dry cleaning when she witnessed the heartwarming scene. She quickly snapped a picture of it and shared it on Facebook, according to KMIZ.

"I didn't have money on me that day or food, but would I have thought to stop and do that? It's a little thing to do and it obviously touched so many people," Tighe said. "I had no idea when I put that picture on there it was going to do what it did."

Staff Sgt. Justin McClain, a U.S. Army recruiter, eventually came forward after the news had made it all the way to top military officials in Washington, D.C.  

"The coolest thing about the whole thing is, it sparked a whole conversation on the Facebook page, and how they don't pay attention to the needy," said McClain. "But, that is what we're called to do. We're supposed to lift up other people."

Sources: WIBW, KMIZ / Photo credit: Tammra Bose via WIBW

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