Meet Lt. Col. Robert Risdon, Deputy Commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia, and now viral video star.

Risdon was in a Taco Bell in Greenville, Alabama when two kids walked in — soaking wet from the rain — trying to sell homemade desserts. Here’s what happened next from ABC News:

Risdon noticed two young boys, a 9-year-old and a 12-year-old, walk into the restaurant with a box of “homemade baked goods” that they were trying to sell. The two boys asked Risdon if he would like to purchase one of their treats, but Risdon did not have any cash on him. That’s when he decided to treat the boys to dinner instead.

This act of kindness was caught on video by Risdon’s friend, Jason Gibson, and later uploaded to Facebook where it’s since gone viral. Check it out:

I was in a taco bell tonight when two kids came in trying to sell home made desserts for money. I over heard a soldier…

Posted by Jason Gibson on Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Well done!