Soldier Orders At Taco Bell And What Happens Next Stops Him Cold; ‘I Overheard A Soldier Ask The Kids’:
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The day is always just a little bit sweeter when it is possible to report on a light and joyful story, away from the depressing rigor of politics. A uniformed soldier was standing at the counter of a Taco Bell, ready to order his meal when he stopped cold. He had overheard what two boys were saying and knew he needed to address them. As he did, another diner whipped out his phone to record the exchange, which left him and many viewers stunned.
It is now being reported by Today.com that:
Lt. Robert Risdon is familiar with the feeling of being cold, wet and hungry from his time serving in the Army.
As head coach of the Columbus Lions, Fort Benning’s football team in Columbus, Georgia, Risdon and his co-coach Jason Gibson went to Mobile, Alabama, to observe players practicing for the Senior Bowl on Saturday.
On their way back to Columbus, where they’re from, they stopped at a Taco Bell in Greenville, Alabama, to get a bite to eat and escape the storm. There they met two brothers, who approached their table asking if they’d like to buy some homemade baked goods to support their church.
When the coaches said they didn’t have any cash, Risdon asked if the boys would like something to eat, which made their faces immediately light up.
It was further reported that:
“They looked like they hadn’t eaten a meal in weeks and had been out in the rain selling their stuff for a while,” Risdon told TODAY.com. “I can’t even count the number of times I was cold, wet and hungry in the Army. To sit in warmth and eat some tacos is a big victory for them.”
After ordering five tacos each, which Gibson captured on video, they sat down at a nearby table.
“They both ate their first taco in under a minute,” Jason Gibson told TODAY.com. “I’ve never seen anyone devour food that quickly before.”
The coaches were blown away by how respectful they were.
It was further reported by Al.com that:
“Everything was ‘yes sir, no sir,'”
“Whoever is raising them is doing a great job.”
Meanwhile, Gibson said he is blown away by the response to the video of his friend.
It was further reported that:
“I had no idea,” it would be shared so much, he said.
Risdon said all the attention generation by has been overwhelming.
“I’m kinda embarrassed and humbled by the praise and don’t need it,” Risdon told The Huffington Post. “I am a believer that we live in the best country in the world with the best people and that acts of kindness happen every day.”
Soldiers really do deserve the highest respect. They guard us while we sleep. In fact, we reported back in the beginning of September that according to information obtained by Politico, US officials directed evacuees to a secret Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) base outside of Kabu where at least 1,000 members of the Afghan special forces and their families were rescued. Politico’s analysis suggests some of the Afghans were flown from “Eagle Base” in Afghanistan to Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Follow The Raging Patriot for more on this story as it develops.