My dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this $20 int he parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s is your lucky day! Thank you for your service.
-Myles Eckhert, a gold star kid
8-year-old Myles Eckhert had found a $20 bill in the parking lot at Crackle Barrel. He initially wanted to spend the money on a video game, until he saw a man in uniform along with his family waiting to be seated. Myles then changed his mind about the video game, “because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my Dad”. He later then wrote a note to Lt. Col. Frank Dailey, offering to put the $20 toward his and his family’s meal.
“Army Sgt. Andy Eckert was killed in Iraq, just five weeks after Myles was born. All the kid has ever had are pictures and dog tags, other people’s memories and his own imagination.”. After paying for the military family’s meal, he asked his mom if he could go visit hid dad
He went and told his Dad all about his day.