‘My Dad was a Soldier. He’s in Heaven now’

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There are people who are inspired – and this young boy is definitely that…

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When eight-year-old Myles Eckert found $20 in a Cracker Barrel parking lot, he didn’t spend it on a video game – he gave it to a soldier to thank him for his service.Myles was just five-weeks-old when his father, Army Sgt. Andy Eckert was killed in Iraq.

In honor of his dad’s memory, the Ohio boy wrapped the money in a touching handwritten note and handed it to Lt. Col. Frank Dailey who was eating lunch at the restaurant:

'Dear Soldier - my dad was a soldier. He's in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It's your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.'
‘Dear Soldier – my dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.’

CBS News reported the young boy was excited when he found the cash on February 7 and began planning what he could…

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