Homeless good Samaritan buys home with money from fundraiser

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PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) -- A homeless man who used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia has bought a home with some of the nearly $400,000 raised for him by the woman he saved.

Johnny Bobbitt Jr. says on his GoFundMe page that he bought a home over the weekend.


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Kate McClure, of Florence Township, New Jersey, ran out of gas on an I-95 exit ramp late one night. Bobbitt walked a few blocks to buy her gas. She didn't have money to repay the Marine veteran, so she created the online fundraiser page as a thank you. The fundraiser has raised more than $397,000.

Bobbitt says he's donating some of his money to a grade school student who is helping another homeless veteran.

And, with his newfound internet fame, Bobbitt is directing followers to a man on the streets he deems "the perfect candidate to continue this string of kindness." That man's GoFundMe can be found here.

Bobbitt has also launched his own Instagram under @johnnys__journey.