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Teen Boys Shock Many After Approaching Homeless Man (Video)

A video (below) of what three teenage boys did after approaching a homeless man sitting in a Texas Chick-fil-A restaurant on Jan. 26 has shocked many.

Ryan Cook, Joshua Mechell and Alberto Montiel immediately left the restaurant only to gift the man a Chick-fil-A gift card, a coat, three shirts, hats and a first-aid kit from a local Dick's Sporting Goods, Inside Edition reports.

"People were telling us there how he never asks for handouts," Cook explained, adding that restaurant workers said the selfless man only ever asked for water or food for his pet dog. "We saw him crying and we saw him struggling to buy a meal. So I decided to go buy him a gift card." 

What's more, Dick's Sporting Goods employees felt so touched, they also chipped in $20.

When the homeless man, Eddie, received the gifts, he is overjoyed. 

“It was an awesome experience," recalled Cook, adding that -- at that point -- they learned Eddie hadn't gotten a single Christmas gift. "He quickly got out of his chair. He was so excited and happy to see something new in his life. I told him just think about it as a late Christmas."

But that's not all. The boys are determined to keep in touch with Eddie, promising to rent him a motel room and buy him a meal so he can watch the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.

“We just want to make the world a better place to live in, and we want to inspire people to make a difference,” Mechell explained.

It's not the first time a teenage boy has captured national attention for helping a homeless man, reports CBS News.

A 14-year-old boy in Kentucky took off his own shoes to gave them to a needy man.

“He was poor," said the boy, known only as Ron Ron. "So, you know, I just did what I had to do."

Later, the boy and a group he belongs to, PURP, which is “dedicated to help kids find their purpose,” used GoFundMe to raise hundreds for the man.

Sources: Inside Edition, CBS News / Photo credit: eflon/Flickr

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