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When homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt Jr. used his last $20 to buy Kate McClure gas after her car ran empty and stopped on Interstate 95, he didn't know his good deed would change his life.

In October, McClure was driving down Interstate 95 in Philadelphia when she ran out of gas. 

Even though she was scared, she got out of the car to head to the nearest gas station and met Bobbitt. He told her to get back in the vehicle and lock the door. Minutes later, he emerged with a red gas can, to come to her aid.

McClure, touched by Bobbitt's selflessness, decided to pay it forward, wanting to find ways to help him she launched a GoFundMe page to help collect donations for him. 

"Going into this, we didn't know who Johnny was or if he was a good person," said McClure. "But that didn't matter. It was that experience with him, when he helped me. That was all I needed."

Now, only a month later, Bobbitt has bought a house, is buying a car and plans to adopt a dog. And while the grand scheme for his new life is still in the works, Bobbitt has decided it's time to return the favor.

McClure launched the GoFundMe for Bobbitt to pay him back for his generosity and kindness. Her goal was to reach $10,000 -- just enough to pay for his first and last month's rent, a reliable vehicle, and enough money to sustain him for six months. It would be enough to survive, at least for a while.

But in 27 days, McClure has raised more than $400,000, all of which is going to Bobbitt. In just a little bit of time, McClure, with the help of her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, changed Bobbitt's life.

When Bobbitt got his first new computer (and learned how to use emojis), the first thing he did was thank more than 14,000 people, all who donated to his future.

"I am deeply humbled and so incredibly grateful for the attention and love that I have received thus far," Bobbitt wrote on the page.

"I will never be able to put into words how I feel and all the emotions I have felt because of this experience."

On Monday, Bobbitt purchased his new home, using the hundreds of thousands of dollars donated by people around the world to help him start a new chapter in life. 

And now, Bobbitt is going after buying his dream car: a 1999 Ford Ranger.He has two trust funds set up in his name, one if which is for his retirement. The retirement trust will also go toward his dream of someday living in a cabin in the country and owning his own piece of land.

With the help of McClure and D'Amico, Bobbitt will have a bank account set up for him with funds needed until he finds a job

The source for this video comes from an article written by Alaa Elassar for CNN on Friday, December 8, 2017