Army Lt. Col. Robert Risdon, stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia, showed compassion and humility at a local Taco Bell. Two young boys approached him while he was enjoying his meal, selling homemade desserts to raise funds for their church. Recognizing their vulnerability, Lt. Col. Risdon invited them to join him for a meal.
Trusting his instincts, Lt. Col. Risdon asked the boys if they had eaten dinner and if they were hungry. It turned out they were starving. He generously allowed them to choose anything they wanted from the menu.
The heartwarming encounter was captured on camera by another diner, Jason Gibson, who shared the video on Facebook. The viral video gained national attention, shining a spotlight on Lt. Col. Risdon’s act of kindness and inspiring others.
Despite the attention, Lt. Col. Risdon remained humble, believing that acts of kindness are a daily occurrence performed by countless individuals. His selflessness serves as a reminder of the goodness within our nation and reflects the values upheld by military members who go beyond their duty to protect and defend.
This story resonates with many, emphasizing the power of a simple act of kindness. Lt. Col. Risdon’s actions remind us that regardless of our circumstances, we all have the ability to make a positive difference in someone’s life.