LTC Ranger

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Via Daily Mail:

A soldier in Alabama bought Taco Bell for two hungry kids on Tuesday prompting one of the children to say, ‘you know, I want to be just like you some day.’

Lt. Col. Robert Risdon was returning to Columbus, Georgia, from Mobile, Alabama with his friend Jason Gibson when he spotted two boys, ages 9 and 12, selling baked goods on a rainy school night.

Risdon didn’t have any cash on him but offered to but the boys’ dinner with his credit card after the boys said they were hungry when he asked them if they’d like a meal.

‘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.

‘So, absolutely it was my duty to at least get them something to eat,’ he added.

Since being posted to Facebook on Tuesday evening by Risdon’s friend Jason Gibson, the video has already been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

‘I was in a taco bell tonight when two kids came in trying to sell homemade desserts for money. 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. I had to video it and share. 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,’ Gibson wrote along with the video.

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