An 8 Year Old Boy’s Gift to a Soldier


johncoyote:

This young boy honored his father and a soldier. This is what the USA should be.

Originally posted on The Foxhole:

Wow. Bless this kid. Sometimes it takes the thoughtfulness of a child to bring things into sharper focus.

From The Blaze.

Like most 8-year-olds, Myles Eckert was already dreaming up ways he could spend a $20 bill he had just discovered laying in a Cracker Barrel parking lot earlier this month.

“I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to,” the child recounted to CBS News.

That’s because Eckert saw Lt. Col. Frank Dailey enter the restaurant. The man in uniform changed his mind.

Why?

“Because he was a Soldier, and Soldiers remind me of my dad,” Eckert explained.

So, instead of purchasing something for himself, Eckert did something very different on Feb. 7. Something Dailey says he will remember for “a lifetime.”

The 8-year-old boy wrapped the $20 bill in a note he had authored to the Soldier.

“Dear Soldier — my dad…

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