Ohio Boy’s $20 Gift to Soldier Multiplies
As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman has an update on the story of Myles Eckert, who gave his newfound fortune away to U.S. soldier. The 9-year-old didn’t realize his investment in kindness would yield such a great return. What did you think of this heart warming story? You you have a message for Myles? Please leave it in the comment section below.
May 14, 2014 @ 9:38 am
What a beautiful story! You never know what’s going to happen when you do something nice!
May 14, 2014 @ 10:00 am
This story brought tears to my eyes! So seldom do we see a child of this caliber do this, His Mom is doing a
good thing, bringing him up with God’s guidance.
May 14, 2014 @ 1:32 pm
My dad who was in the Navy is also in heaven. And I go to the cemetary an talk to him an cry. Miss him. So I could understand about this strong young man. Like him, I went up to men an women in uniform hugged an thanked them.
May 14, 2014 @ 6:28 pm
Myles, I’m 58 years old, and I want to be just like you when I grow up. That was a beautiful, wonderful gift you gave…and now your gift is reaching so very many other kids like you. God bless you, and for a mother that has raised you so well. You and your family are in my prayers.
May 15, 2014 @ 10:13 am
Myles, You are a precious gift from God some kids would have kept that money, but you was so unselfish and gave it away. It brought tears to my eyes , I know your mom is very proud of you, you are one in a million God Bless You and your mom
June 25, 2014 @ 2:37 pm
this is so touching. I cried some what a good kid he is .
His Mom should be very proud
July 11, 2014 @ 9:06 pm
This kid made my day. If ever I’m feeling like things aren’t so good I’m gonna think about him. Thank you, Myles!
Solita Arango de Figueroa
July 12, 2014 @ 9:59 pm
You have a heart of gold. Your daddy in heaven, and your mother with you, must be very proud to see your kindness and generosity. May God bless you.
Lots of love.
Solita Arango de Figueroa
July 16, 2014 @ 12:33 pm
Myles, God bless you for your gift and thoughts. You have no idea what you have given to the world, not just that soldier. God is definitely guiding you. I know you will not read this but I can pray that someone who does manages to past it on to you. Please never change due to this greedy and selfish world we live in. You were best tested and you passed a test that so few of us would have passed. I know you daddy is in God’s hands now. He is most definitely watching you and he, like me is crying with pride, for your act and loving hard. I’m so sorry you lost your daddy, that you never had the chance to know him. God bless you all your life and that you never suffer again.
July 16, 2014 @ 12:36 pm
I feel so ashame of myself because I don’t think I would have even thought of doing what this angel did. But from this kid I’ve grown up and learned. Myles, a heartful thank you for a life lesson. Boy, have I learned something! I’m am so ashame! God bless you.
July 17, 2014 @ 9:39 am
Its a heart warming story. I need kleenix. Wish most young adults would feel that way in being generous to someone.
November 14, 2015 @ 8:39 pm
I agreed with and was glad to see Harvey not satrting in the UConn game. His mood swings just isnt good enough. I think Lawrence and Theodore sharing the point guard position is just going to get better and better.The other position needing the change now is in the Center position. The UConn game shows proof again that Jon Garcia just isnt quick enough and doesnt have the Center moves to compete against the Centers in the Big East.Farrakon Hall is getting better and better and I think he should be sharing that position with Pope with Jeff Robinson coming to share the Power Forward Position with Pope. Then have Garcia come off the bench to deal with the oppositions bench Centers later in the game.He is just not Big East Good enough and is hurting the team. A couple of times you can see Garcia back away from positions underneath the basket where he could have made the easier rebound or block outs.
July 17, 2014 @ 1:49 pm
Beautiful boy with a heart of gold, may he be find a pot of gold when he needs it
July 17, 2014 @ 3:45 pm
There are certainly angels walking among us & he is one of them !God bless your life,fruitfully !Amen !
July 21, 2014 @ 7:20 am
I am truly touched by this wonderful story. Myles you have made your daddy proud. God bless you and your family.
July 23, 2014 @ 10:57 pm
Dear Myles, Your loving heart and generosity shows that you have character and goodness that goes beyond what most can imagine. Your connection with your Dad will always be strong; the love of your family is something that you will always treasure. May compassion and love be with you and yours always.
July 25, 2014 @ 9:13 am
That kid has more honesty and feeling than Obama!
July 25, 2014 @ 12:13 pm
That man sure is right about Obama that’s a very lovely child
July 27, 2014 @ 1:13 pm
I think that was a wonderful thing that this young man did. It brought tears for me. I pray for our military people everyday and hope he and his mother will cope with their loss. I also pray for those who have lost their family and friends in all wars. God bless them all.
July 28, 2014 @ 8:51 am
What an awesome story!!!!
August 1, 2014 @ 10:09 pm
what a gifted boy this is. In my opion and it is only my opion. they will be so much richer for this good deed, MOM NEEDS THE CREDIT.
August 2, 2014 @ 10:56 am
What a wonderful inspiring story. This child is headed for greatness and compassion. Thank you for the story.
M.L. La Hue
August 2, 2014 @ 6:01 pm
What a beautiful example of the love of a small boy for his missing father. Myles, I have an idea that there is one soldier in heaven whose pride cannot be put in words – and there are others, numbering in the thousands, who share his pride. God bless you and keep you in the palms of His hands all the days of your life.
August 7, 2014 @ 12:36 pm
Myles in one moment showed more respect for the Military than Obama and many other so called adults in this Country. Myles, your Father is watching and you made him very proud. May God Bless you. We also send our congratulations to your Mother as she has done an out standing job instilling good values and respect in you. Indeed Myles you are blessed. May God Bless your Mom!
August 7, 2014 @ 7:14 pm
Myles, you’re going to grow up to be a great man. There is nothing you could have done better to honor your Dad, than to help other kids whose Dads were soldiers who went to heaven. This is a tribute to the kind of people your parents are. I’d love to see you run for President one day! You’re an inspiration to kids and adults alike.
P.S. I’d like to see a video game company send a few video games your way. Sony are you listening?
August 10, 2014 @ 4:11 pm
Myles is the young person any parent would be so proud of. This selfless boy could be a real role model for other young people.
August 12, 2014 @ 9:50 pm
What a blessing this little boy is! Blessed are the peacemakers for Their’s is the kingdom of heaven.
What one small gesture has gained.
Wish the news would show more stories like this!!
August 13, 2014 @ 4:29 pm
I am not a crier & found myself tearing up watching this piece on this remarkable young boy. Mile’s act of generosity, kindness & his appreciation for soldiers is a wonderful reflection on his Mother & his deceased Father. Miles has made many of us very proud of the younger generation!
August 17, 2014 @ 3:10 pm
No one ever knows what an act of kindness can grow into, even a smile.
August 20, 2014 @ 3:29 pm
Myles, what a loving and giving young man you are! You’re Daddy is looking down on you with a smile and such pride. GOD is Blessing you every day! May your heart stay as loving and giving as it is today and may other young children learn from your goodness. My hugs and warm thoughts to you. I’m so sorry for the loss of your Daddy , but know he’s with you everyday! I know your Mom is just as proud of you, God Bless you both!!
August 26, 2014 @ 4:51 pm
MYLES-I have 4 grandsons-I hope that they all turn out like you. Your Dad is watching you from heaven and is bursting with pride-I would not be surprised if he and the LORD are talking about in a most positive manner. God Bless you and America.
August 27, 2014 @ 10:47 am
Hi Myles – Thank you for lighting the flame of love in our hearts with your story! You are truly a remarkable young man and I know that the Lord has HIS loving hand on your life to use you in a very big way. Someday I hope that you will run for President of this great country since you love the military and all those that serve this Country to keep us safe and to protect this great land. You also love those who have also lost a parent while serving this country by paying the gifts you receive forward to help them. Bless you for love you have in your heart for your Dad by making the right decisions in your life to make a difference – just like he did. I thank your Dad for his service to our Country! Please tell him that the next time you visit him. You also have a wonderful Mom who is supporting the love and commitment you have to our Country.
A verse from the Bible just for you: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5 and 6 Sargent York led his men to victory and he stood on this verse to win the battle. When I watch this movie I will think of you and the $20. you gave away. Thanks for making a difference in all our lives.
August 28, 2014 @ 10:46 pm
Dear Myles: I salute you who is as much a hero as the soldier to whom you gave the $20-bill. Your charitable act has started a crusade which will benefit the orphaned children of our brave soldiers who have given up their lives to protect the freedom which we continue to enjoy. May God bless you and your family, and may your shining example serve as a beacon light to others to serve worthy causes beyond themselves.
September 2, 2014 @ 12:52 pm
Myles, I wish we could all be like you. This is such a sweet story and you have touched so many lives with that found $20.00. Thank you for your service.
September 10, 2014 @ 12:06 am
Myles, thxs! 2 God 4 choosing U 2 b th Super Road Model & uplifting your Dad’s legacy !
September 12, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
What an Amazing and remarkable young man you are Myles.Thank you for your ability to see things beyond yourself.Your dad would be very proud of you.May your family continued to be blessed and all your hopes and dreams be reached.What you have should be magnified in every man,women,and child.I HONOR YOU,AND PRAY for all the best in your future.Life is waiting for you and thank you for making a contribution to my life and so many others around the world.
September 12, 2014 @ 5:23 pm
at his young age he already has a life worth living – I am a Dad of 4 sons one of whom is a Marine – and I say Mile’s Dad and I are both very proud of him –
September 14, 2014 @ 1:08 pm
Ur not even my son and im soo proud of you and I know ur dad is proud of u too great buddy! !
September 15, 2014 @ 9:50 am
The real magic isn’t in the $20 he gave, deep within his heart scarred with sadness, lost & pain of losing a father he would never know, he gave more than he could imagine, he showed sincere love & gratitude,something that desperately needs to be revived in our hearts, the challenge is for us to do the same.
September 15, 2014 @ 9:58 am
After i wipe my tears Miles, I want to tell you how proud i am of you. I too was a soldier in combat, also, and was very lucky to survive it. I lost a few very good friends, and like you Miles, I think of them very often. Keep talking to your Dad and i am sure he will be listening to you and guiding you in the right direction. If you are not a member of the,SOL,–Sons Of The American Legion–I would like to Pay for your membership at your local home town American legion. I am sure they would welcome you with open arms. Send me your address and i will forward you the fees: I wish more people in this world would follow in your footsteps and be as thoughtfulness as you are: God bless you in all your endeavors and keep yourself safe. JT
September 15, 2014 @ 5:23 pm
Myles you and your Dad are in my prayers. My God Bless and keep you Strong.
September 16, 2014 @ 9:23 am
Paying it forward is a mantra in our household as well Myles! YOU are an exceptional young man and we are very proud of you. Keep up the good work and we are blessed to have had such a brave and strong soldier as your father to have fought to protect us. Thank you and your family for his service, and God Bless him and your family each and every day forward. You are in our prayers.
September 17, 2014 @ 1:38 pm
Myles you are a fantastic young man and an inspiration to children and adults alike.Your Dad is definitely proud of you.
September 17, 2014 @ 1:45 pm
Well done my good and faithful son.
September 18, 2014 @ 2:41 am
With the media only focusing on the stuff that sells, namely the terrible things kids are doing today, it is refreshing to read about a tremendous kid like you. I am sure there are others out there like you and I hope y’all are the future of America.
September 18, 2014 @ 12:28 pm
You are a great young man and have done great things. So many others should follow in your footsteps. If they did this would be a great world with you in the lead. Keep up the good work and stay focused on your goals. May GOD continue to Bless you all your days. Frank Litt, Chief Master Sergeant, retired Air Force 30 years.
September 19, 2014 @ 2:21 am
What a wonderful boy you are Miles, so wise beyond your years and such a kind compassionate heart! Stay as you are and you will have a wonderful God Blessed life! What a comfort and joy you must be to your mother, and how proud your father would be to see what you are turning out to be! May your every need be met abundantly!!
September 19, 2014 @ 10:56 am
Thank you, Myles, for warming the hearts of all of us in this wonderful country!
September 20, 2014 @ 8:27 pm
Kindness begets kindness and our hearts rejoice.! Thank you for starting this snow ball rolling!
September 21, 2014 @ 6:49 pm
WHAT A DELIGHTFUL YOUNG MAN. MAY HIS CUP RUNNETH OVER MANY TIMES OVER
YOUNG MAN YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND.
September 22, 2014 @ 1:17 pm
What a story!!!! May God watch over this young man, he has made my heart so glad to know that such love still exists. I’m sure his Dad knows and can see what is happening. Wow!!!! and Wow!!!!
September 22, 2014 @ 1:25 pm
When we come into this world we have only one thing to give others and that is love. Your expression of love will be an inspiration to people around the world to give the gift of love. I’m sure your Daddy is so happy and proud of you, as is your Mom, I and untold numbers of others.
May God continue to bless you.
September 24, 2014 @ 2:16 pm
It’s a no-brainer to add this kid to my “blue-chip kid” list, but I’d also like to acknowledge CBS for having the wisdom to air the reports, when most cable news is now politically hand-picked. Without the CBS coverage not once, but twice, the public wouldn’t know what happened–and that’s the kind of news I enjoy seeing. Kudos to kid, mom, dad & Colonel.
September 26, 2014 @ 1:49 am
tears in my eyes—What a Sweetheart !!!!!!—-If only the whole country and the world could think like Myles does !!—Kudos to his Mom who has and is teaching him and evidentally showing him the right way to live your life!—-What a beautiful Mom and Myles !!!—Daddy is PROUD of you Both !!!!!!!!!
September 26, 2014 @ 12:52 pm
God bless this young man for playing it forward…his family should be very proud. Am sure he will keep his sensitivity and kindness.
September 29, 2014 @ 2:37 pm
Kudos Miles. You are growing up setting a great example of what America’s kids should be like. We’re so thankful for your dad’s service and sacrifice. Your mom can be proud, as I’m sure her standards have been instilled in you. I have the feeling your dad is very proud too. Be thankful for what your playing it forward has done for so many others.
October 1, 2014 @ 11:26 am
having trouble putting in words how special that young man is. I would like to send money to the organization that supports children who have lost a parent in war. Where and to whom do i send my donation.
October 5, 2014 @ 4:13 pm
God Bless you your Dad is looking down on you every day and is so proud of you. You are one of s very few.
October 5, 2014 @ 7:18 pm
God Bless You your Dad is loking down on you and know how very proud he is of you you arr a wonderful and a very special person You are a very rare and indeed a very special person Take care of you and your family. and there is an old saying what comes around goes around and youare indeed getting rewarded keep u the good work and May The Lord watch over you and your family.
October 6, 2014 @ 5:35 pm
I’m sure you were sent from heaven to remind all how lucky we are to be born in the USA.WHAT A HONORABLE ACT OF KINDNEST.YOUR DAD IS A HERO AND YOU TRULY MADE HIM PROUD.YOU TAUGHT US TO BE HUMBLE THANX TO YOU AND YOUR MOTHER AND DAD GOD BLESS,
October 7, 2014 @ 5:59 am
Bless Your Heart!
October 7, 2014 @ 12:56 pm
Know not what to say, I was 20 years in service. God bless you for your big heart. Know you Dad is smiling down on you. Always be kind.
Joe D, Van Syckle
October 10, 2014 @ 10:16 pm
May God Bless your life as you have blessed others! And GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!! I always ask myself do kids today really get it? Well young man I guess you solved that mystery.
October 11, 2014 @ 1:21 pm
I have 2 sons that have come home to us after serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan. I am sorry that you have to grow up without your Dad but he is with you ever moment.
That was a wonderful gesture giving the soldier the $20.00. Dad’s saying that’s my boy. Thank you for being you.
October 12, 2014 @ 5:24 pm
What a wonderful child – kudos to Mom and his Dad in Heaven!
October 13, 2014 @ 2:23 pm
Too bad there aren’t more like this young Angel without wings in our Government. Giving instead of taking That is including the President, Attorney General, and our Congress. It is a disgrace to see what we have become. I didn’t vote for him but when he got in I said I hope he is legit and that we all could be proud of our first Black President Sorry to say what a mistake . He should have stayed in Chicago with all the rest of the jokers. This Administration is about the worst I have seen in my 88 yrs. of existence.
Frank De Prizio
October 13, 2014 @ 6:29 pm
I pray that the people that see this will show it their children, and thank all the men and women for serving in the military in the past, present and the future. Myles I’m sure that your dad in Heaven knows, and is smiling saying that’s my son. May God Bless You Myles Eckert.
Former Forgotten (Korean) War Soldier.
October 21, 2014 @ 8:33 am
This story of Myles is a beautiful act of kindness and love. He is definitely the kind of person that should graduate from West Point since he exemplified qualiity that our service acadamy produces.
Maj. CR Rains
October 22, 2014 @ 3:26 am
Miles, you have the innate maturity of a young man beyond your actual years. I only wish we lived closer so that my wife and I could bring you to our horse camp to ride and shoot and fish in the Brazos River below our home. If you have any family in Texas and ever come to visit, it would be our honor to have your family stay with us and enjoy the outdoors. I can only guess how wonderful a man you father was but I can see from your actions how wonderful your Mom is. I would just say God bless you but truthfully you are a blessing from God to all of us and the spirit of your father in heaven.
PS I was also a pilot in the USAF and I proudly served our country like your Dad only in Viet Nam and then in Desert Storm. Help your Mother for surely you are now the MAN OF YOUR HOUSE !
October 27, 2014 @ 7:50 pm
what a love you are as you share your money. Your dad is watching and he is so proud of you. God Bless you
October 29, 2014 @ 12:43 pm
Miles may God Bless you – Please know how proud your father is of you and how much you have made anyone who knows this story stop and think, think and rethink just what is happening around us…. much love to you son – YOU have given me reason to believe we can turn this country around at a time I am feeling she is lost-MAY GOD BLESS YOU & AMERICA !!!
October 31, 2014 @ 10:11 am
Miles, you are a beautiful person. I wish the best for you in this troubling world of ours. God Bless you.
October 31, 2014 @ 7:35 pm
I would be so very proud to have you as my grandsonb. Your Mom and your Dad too(in heaven) are so very proud of you. Continue to be the loving child that you are. Lovoingly Shari
November 2, 2014 @ 8:58 am
Most kids would not have done that but Myles did that in honor of his Dad who he Was just a baby when his Dad Was taken away. That touched my heart
November 7, 2014 @ 7:34 pm
It is in acts of kindness by those who have suffered great loss that my faith in humanity is renewed. This child gave me a great gift as well. He restored hope and gave me one more glimpse of the face of God in his actions. God bless and keep him and his Mom. At a time when parents usually only get the blame for when their kids mess up it is nice to have a chance to commend a Mom who has raised a wonderful child. God bless her as well. Their love is boundless.
November 8, 2014 @ 9:48 am
A special child in Gods heart. What a future he will have as a leader in our country, with such a beautiful soul. Praise to his beautiful mom.
November 8, 2014 @ 2:14 pm
What a wonderful story. We hear so many bad things on the news. How great to hear about you and your generous heart. May you always be blessed and have a wonderful life.
November 8, 2014 @ 9:58 pm
What a generous and forgiving heart you have. May the grace of God be with you and your family always.
November 9, 2014 @ 7:21 pm
What a wonderful child. He will definitely grow up to do great things with his life. More grownups should have the same generous and loving heart this child has. May God Bless you and keep you safe. Your Dad is definitely looking down on you and bursting with pride.
Michael Quirke (Cork, Ireland)
November 10, 2014 @ 3:11 pm
Thank you Myles. You are such an example to others. My eyes are welling up listening to this. Your Mom should be very proud–she sure reared you properly. God Bless You.
November 11, 2014 @ 11:41 pm
Miles you are a stud! What a great young man you are. Your dad is proud of you. As are all of us veterans. I am a US Army veteran, my dad was hit with a mortar round less than 30 days from his tour being over in Vietnam years ago. Although he lived he spent over a year in the hospital being put back together. He has since passed away, but I remember how much I respected him. I also served during the same conflict. The reason of this is simply this:
There is a country singer, ex American Idol girl who wrote a song from poems her dad wrote while serving. The poems were about the experiences of the Vietnam conflict. The father of this girl is proud of the gesture beyond words, I know this for fact. YOUR FATHER would be just as proud of you.
The song she wrote is called Airborne Ranger Infantry, by Kristy Lee Cook.
The most touching song ever, and I feel the song will bless you.
Again thank you for being so generous, caring and special in the lives of veterans across this land. You have touched many hearts through your unselfishness.
November 12, 2014 @ 2:52 pm
Young man, you truly are a gold star kid! SO very many people could learn from your random act of kindness.
I too lost my father at a very young age and I talk to him all of the time. We are all so proud of you and your dad is especially proud of you.
God has a special plan for you and a special place for you – go get it!
November 12, 2014 @ 6:52 pm
I think you did the right thing it was a gift of honor and remembrance of your father. I’m a veteran and I was so touched reading and seeing this story. You deserve to be remembered for this and with your contribution to that one soldier you have made a huge gift of kindness. I’m certain you make your dad very proud of you even when he’s in Heaven. It shows how far one gift of kindness can be repaid.
Veteran/ former Army Sergeant and soldier
November 13, 2014 @ 6:51 am
We need more Christian children like him to do love of the World in GOD”S command, I’m very proud to add my name to the list
November 13, 2014 @ 6:41 pm
Myles, I hope that someday my grandson grows up to be just like you! You have made my Veterans Day very special!!
November 14, 2014 @ 9:29 am
Thank you Miles. More young boys and girls should learn what our Military men and women do, and have done for all of us. We would not be here today if our Fathers and Grandfathers who served have done, and are now doing for us .It is my opinion that schools should educate our children on this. You don’t have to have lost a parent like Miles to pay it forward. Parents should make an example by donating.
Timothy F. Casey
November 14, 2014 @ 6:12 pm
Hello Miles, your story touched me very deeply. You are a good young man and your deserves credit for teaching you sound and thoughtful values. You are the son your dad wanted you to be. I am sure you will never let him, or your mom, down. I shed a few tears reading this story. Thank you. Tim Casey, Command Sergeant Major, US Army-Retired.
November 15, 2014 @ 8:20 pm
Miles, what a wonderful thing you did at such a young age. It is rare to see someone so young wanting to help our soldiers. Your daddy up in
heaven is so proud of you. Thanks for being so giving. Your dad and the other soldiers are great Americans, you too, young man. May God bless
you and your family. Krissy, the nanny
November 16, 2014 @ 5:01 pm
What a wonderful boy you are Miles. Your story touched my heart My best wishes are that you have love and heath your whole life. Thank you and your Mom for what you represent and I thank your Dad for his service,.
November 17, 2014 @ 9:06 am
This Country is need of more Myles, and fewer Trayvons.
November 17, 2014 @ 1:18 pm
Miles, I have seen your story when this first happened but now to see what has become of your kindness is so overwhelming. You are such a wonderful young man & you make me even more proud to be an American. God Bless you & your family.
November 17, 2014 @ 2:50 pm
Miles you are such a thoughtful and wonderful kid. Your dad is smiling down at you and so proud and your mother has taught you well. Lots of love.
November 17, 2014 @ 4:03 pm
Miles, you are a hero in your fathers footsteps. Bless your beautiful heart.
Larry G. Falkner, COL(R) USA
November 18, 2014 @ 4:46 pm
Miles you and your good deed is one, if not the most unselfish acts of kindness and Christian spirit that I have witnessed in my 78 years.
I too think your proud Father is watching over you each day and he must be just giving a loud HOOOOOOORAH every time you complete one of your acts of kindness, especially to Men and omen in uniform God Bless you and I wish you ever success in all future endeavors.
November 22, 2014 @ 5:15 pm
Myles I know your Dad is so very proud of you. Keep paying it forward . If we just had more people like you in this world it would be a much nicer place to live in.You are a very special young man, and may G-d Bless you and your family
November 22, 2014 @ 7:13 pm
It is amazing how one act of kindness can multiply like that. So great to see that. I am sure his dad is looking down with tears in his eyes at his wonderful son.
November 22, 2014 @ 10:44 pm
A great story, this what the world needs more of., Love and Compassion, especially world leaders God Bless you Miles
November 23, 2014 @ 12:05 pm
This world needs more kids like this little guy. He will one day be a great leader.
November 23, 2014 @ 8:46 pm
‘WHAT A KID”””””””””
November 24, 2014 @ 8:23 am
All I have to do is look at this young man and I get choked up. What a wonderful and kind little angel ! If only everyone in the world could be this giving and loving. Wouldn’t it be a great place to be? I’m so proud of this boy and I’ve never met him. He is in my heart though.im proud to be a part of keeping up With him!!
November 24, 2014 @ 7:31 pm
What a special, caring wonderful child. I know his Dad is looking down and couldn’t be more proud! Remember his name. He’ll go far and do great things in his life and in the lives of others!
November 25, 2014 @ 6:23 pm
What a wonderful story about a super kid with a tremendous generosity and honor for our military.
It brought tears to my eyes. May all the best fortune and health be part of your future.
November 25, 2014 @ 9:25 pm
Miles, you are a beautiful boy. inside and out, full of Love and compassion and Genorosity, Most world leaders should learn a lesson from you, God Bless You
November 28, 2014 @ 1:06 am
Where can one send a donation to this young inspirartion? It’s kids like this, that are unheard of by the millions, that will keep this country the greatest on earth .
November 28, 2014 @ 9:52 am
The most rewarding moments in life come from unplanned generosity. So simple, so refreshing, so thoughtful.
November 28, 2014 @ 4:38 pm
a beautiful throught and a wonderful story.
November 30, 2014 @ 9:45 am
Myles, Thank you so much for the inspiration. We have so much to be grateful for in the United States and we also take so much for granted.Your dad is smiling on you and he is very proud. God has great plans for your future – make the most of it. Our nation is truly blessed. The sacrifice your family has made will not be forgotten.
November 30, 2014 @ 2:12 pm
Thank you Myles, you are one in a thousand. Your father was and is a hero and you have every right to be proud. Don’t ever change.
December 1, 2014 @ 12:16 pm
Out of the actions of babes. He is already blessed.
December 1, 2014 @ 6:02 pm
What an awesome boy who will grow into a great man doing great things. Mom you have done a great job bringing him up & I’m sure his dad is so proud & smiling down on him. I can’t say enough good things about this. Our world needs more good people like him. We will never forget the sacrifice your family made. God Bless Our Troops!
December 2, 2014 @ 10:15 am
My heart is full. This wonderful act of love is an extension of our Savior Jesus Christ. Open your arms, Myles, because God wants to fill them to overflow. Your dad is full of joy that you are a brave soldier of our Lord’s army. Amen.
December 2, 2014 @ 12:57 pm
Bless Your Precious Heart..I’m sure your Daddy is watching over you and he is so very Proud of You …Bless you sweet boy !
December 3, 2014 @ 2:25 pm
I can clearly see why the Lord taught us to be like children to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
The disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (NAS, Matthew 18:1-4)
December 4, 2014 @ 10:05 am
Miles, I would like to donate to those children who have lost their Dads, as you did. You have shown them and many of us who have read your story how to best help. If there is an address to the organization that the money is going to I would love to send them a donation. I know your Dad is proud of you, and am sure your Mom was so pleased in what you have started! God Bless both of you,
December 4, 2014 @ 1:44 pm
what an amazing young man. Myles I’m sure your dad is looking down from heaven with the biggest smile. I’m also sure that he is very proud of the young man you are becoming. We can all learn a lesson from you. Thank you mom for raising this amazing boy.
December 5, 2014 @ 2:41 pm
Myles, You don’t know me, but I wanted to thank you after I heard your story. You will never know how proud many people feel for you.
I know your Mom and siblings are very proud also. It is great that you, being so young, have already developed that kind of character and strength that all moms want their own children to have. You should also be proud to have such a great Mom and Dad. I hope you’ll keep all these encouraging notes to show to your children in years to come. You’re a great young man !!!
December 5, 2014 @ 10:34 pm
Myles, I am glad I am not having to speak to you right now because I couldn’t speak over this lump in my throat. I know your dad is very proud of you for what you did. I am proud of you too. We pay it forward in our family too. Keep standing strong young man.
December 6, 2014 @ 5:33 pm
What a marvelous story about a special boy who puts others ahead of himself. . . certainly speaks well for his mother also!
December 7, 2014 @ 3:22 am
This what makes Amarica Great. And that what your father died for.
I am from Kuwait and your story touched my hart. God bless you young man.
December 7, 2014 @ 11:54 pm
Boy you are a rare type. Doing what you did is a big challenge but it’s so natural to you.
December 9, 2014 @ 3:14 am
As a also a veteran, I am so proud to have known you via this salute to you. A salute to your Dad who would be so proud of you. In this time and age, I hope and pray that you inspire other youths of your honor for those serve this country. God Bless.
December 9, 2014 @ 3:53 pm
Thank you Myles I’m a veteran and I always thank all vets when we cross paths I would to say thank you to your father some day I will when ever I say thank you again you and your family will be part of my heart may god keep you safe and in he’s heart
December 9, 2014 @ 11:43 pm
Myles, you are truly a special little boy and I applaud your kindness towards others, especially our veterans. I understand exactly how you feel and how much you miss your dear father. You see, I also lost my father when he died fighting the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. I was four years old and even though I am now 74 years old, I still miss him to this day. I know you will always keep your father in your heart and will feel him watching over you and you will forever be proud of the sacrifice that he made for his country. God bless you Myles.
December 11, 2014 @ 3:37 pm
I am a veteran of the Korean War and stand behind every Vet and what they stand for in giving our country our freedom at all cost. This is something we should all appreciate for the blood that was shed to give us the rights that we now have. I was extremely proud to serve my country..
December 12, 2014 @ 9:30 am
A child will lead them….Wisdom comes from our children and we need to listen to them more often. Bless you Miles for caring about others. You are doing God’s work!
December 12, 2014 @ 2:06 pm
Hopefully he will grow up to be the quality adult he is as a child.
December 12, 2014 @ 7:34 pm
Well finally a good gesture , It brought a tear to my eye Myles .
That’s the kind of story that makes me believe in America
John C. King
December 13, 2014 @ 11:02 am
What a great example of God’s love. May the Lord continue to Bless this young man and let him win other souls for Jesus !!
December 13, 2014 @ 11:59 am
What an amazing child and what an amazing Mother to have raised him with love.
December 13, 2014 @ 12:07 pm
Myles, that gift you gave was done in the name of your father. And the gift of Life that Jesus gave was done in the name of His Father. It is the greatest gift of Love and you are following in His footsteps. May the Lord bless you in all your footsteps. Merry Christmas!
December 14, 2014 @ 12:28 pm
Dear Myles; You are truly a gift sent from Heaven. Your Dad must be so proud of you. My wish is that you are blessed 10 fold in your life. Sent to you with love and prayers.
December 14, 2014 @ 11:35 pm
Myles, you are such a blessing to so many more people than just your family and that soldier’s family to whom you gave the $20. When we choose to be kind over being right, we’ll be right every time. Thank-you for paying it forward, young man!
December 15, 2014 @ 9:23 am
Myles, you are a special young man, your Mom and Dad are special too, you have touched so many lives in this troubled world. Merry Christmas from Florida.
December 15, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Hi, Myles. You sure did the right thing. When did you learn to be so kind? And what if you had brothers…do you think you could teach them to share like you did? We have 5 boys, and we’re not sure where they learned to be kind! I would like to know the answer.
December 15, 2014 @ 6:17 pm
Myles – Your story brought tears to my eyes. The kids of today can learn so much from you! Keep paying forward my lad, and the world is yours. You are an awesome boy and I know without a doubt your Dad is smiling at you in heaven.
December 16, 2014 @ 10:57 am
Miles, I know that your Dad is smiling in heaven, and is so proud of the little boy you are, and the wonderful thoughtful man you will become.
December 16, 2014 @ 11:08 am
You are what every American should be! Your family and friends have to be so proud!!
December 16, 2014 @ 3:03 pm
you are an angel! God bless you and your family!
December 16, 2014 @ 7:38 pm
You are a thoughtful, brave young man. I bet you grow up to be a super star. God bless you!
December 17, 2014 @ 5:01 pm
This is truly a wonderful little boy. God Bless him and his mom. She is doing a great job at raising him. I am sure your dad knows what you are doing Myles, he is near you even though you can not see him. You will go far in life.
Prayers for you and your mom Myles.
December 18, 2014 @ 10:05 am
What a tear jerker! Your dad would only be so proud….!
December 18, 2014 @ 11:49 am
If this doesn’t get you where you live, you don’t have natural feelings
December 19, 2014 @ 1:09 pm
Why can’t more children be like this child? This is a very good example of Very Good Parenting. The problems we are facing today comes from the lack of good parenting.
December 19, 2014 @ 8:37 pm
WOW…..you are an amazing young man. How proud your mom must be. ( and your Dad in heaven). I had tears in my eyes watching the video.God bless you and your family.
December 21, 2014 @ 8:16 am
You have reminded me to stop looking for a material gift,
When the best gift that I have received this Holiday season is your act of kindness.
You surely are someone special.
I know that heaven is all aglow with what you have done.
Why lets call it Miles best Gift Guide.The gift that keeps on giving!
Your Dad and Mom could not be prouder of you.
December 21, 2014 @ 9:27 pm
You know, Myles, your father still lives when you do what he and your mother has taught you. The good that you do may not always be seen at the time, but sometimes the effects reverberate like ripples when a stone is dropped into a pond. Once the stone (good deed) is dropped and disappears, the ripples go on and on. The video game would not have had a far-reaching effect as your selfless action did. Good Work, Buddy!
December 22, 2014 @ 11:17 am
Myles, your mother has done a fine job in raising such a good kid. God bless you both!
December 22, 2014 @ 6:57 pm
Love is the greatest gift anyone can give…next time you see a person with his or her dog beside them that needs a bit of love, along with your small gift, provide a can of dog food for the animal…both will have something to eat…you never know who you might have just helped..Angels are everywhere.
December 23, 2014 @ 11:15 am
Myles, I have never known a little guy like you that is so selfless in giving to others. I’m sure you wanted that game you mentioned but you sacrificed it for a soldier who reminded you of your Dad who you never knew. God will certainly reward you 100 X 100 fr the good deed you did and for all that has come out of your kind act. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a good and Happy New Year., People like me are
so proud of young people like you. May God bless you and your family.
December 23, 2014 @ 1:53 pm
Miles, what you did was wonderful!!! Be sure to thank your mom for instilling a great set of values. Stay on this path and you will make yourself proud all life long.
December 23, 2014 @ 2:39 pm
Myles, want to thank you for being such a fine young man. Your mother must be very proud of you, and I’m sure that your father is smiling down from heaven upon you. Being a Vietnam veteran, it’s wonderful to see someone like you honoring members of our military family in your special way. Thank you again, and stay as special as you are today.
Grant D Taylor, Jr Vietnam War Era vet USN
December 23, 2014 @ 8:09 pm
Miles, thank you for sharing to another service man. Your act of kindness surely was multiplied to many other people who are now spreading the love you showed.
You are part of the future of the USA. I’m sure glad to know about you.
God bless you and your family.
December 24, 2014 @ 2:18 am
He did not put himself first. He showed how he was brought up….with caring, love and respect. May all of these things come back to him in his life.
Mary Ann Akil
December 24, 2014 @ 3:50 am
You are one special child. Mom, you did a great job raising that child! I have a son in the military, and I thank you for this great beginning that will become a happy ending for many military families. That little heart of yours has made so many people’s heart a lot bigger. God bless you and your family, and yes, you keep talking to your Dad, he is watching and listening!
December 24, 2014 @ 1:17 pm
May God bless your life Myles! You have certainly blessed so many of us! Your Dad is absolutely proud of you for being such a great young man. May Jesus follow you always and direct your path. God Bless…
December 25, 2014 @ 12:07 pm
You are a very special young man! You have shown what an American can be and we are so proud of you!
December 25, 2014 @ 12:18 pm
I KNOW YOUR DAD IN HEAVEN IS SO PROUD OF YOU…… YOU ARE A VERY SPECIAL YOUNG MAN GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
December 25, 2014 @ 1:38 pm
You made my wife and I “tear up” again with happiness for your good deed and love you shared!
I am sooooo impressed to something so good happening from your gesture.
So good to see something other than FERGUSON or NYC in the news.
GOD BLESS you Myles and we wish you a Merry Christmas.
December 25, 2014 @ 7:12 pm
Myles, you are a very thoughtful boy and your Dad would be very proud of you. You give me hope for the future.
December 26, 2014 @ 1:33 pm
Both of my brothers, my husband, my son, my daughter all served in the US Air Force. My son was a Marine. Now my grandson is serving in the Air Force in Spanghalam, Germany. This article certainly touched my heart and made me tear up. What a very special young boy!
December 26, 2014 @ 6:43 pm
I know his dad would be very proud. I lost a brother in WWII, in the Pacific theater. He was a P47 fighter pilot, and a double ace. I was only 6 when the telegram came. He was 16 when I was born. I have a pair of wings he gave me when he got his wings and I was 4. Mom took the backs off and put it on a chain. I still wear it around any military holiday, This little boy was very special.
December 26, 2014 @ 8:13 pm
We could all learn something from this amazing young man! Thank You, Myles!
December 26, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
I’m a soldier stationed at Ft. Riley Ks. What an act of kindness from this child, I’m sure his mother and father are proud of him god bless him and his family.
December 26, 2014 @ 10:57 pm
You are a very special young man and I am very glad I was able to read about the wonderful thing you did.
December 27, 2014 @ 6:38 pm
If there were more people like that young man maybe there wouldn’t be so much hate and more love .Maybe the Furgerson case and Mike Brown would pay it forward instead of rioting and destroying it could change things People should think with their hearts instead of their brains it would be a better world today!!!!!
Nancy Van Apeldoorn
December 27, 2014 @ 10:21 pm
Hi! Just wanted you to know how proud I am of you.
I belong to a group Lap Robes for Veterans in Rochester N.Y. last year Rochester hosted the New York State Gold Star Mothers Convention.
We gave out 150 Lap Robes. Also to 300 Veterans returning from Washington DC. on Honor Flights . Altogether 700. This year 800.
It seems small acts of kindness grow as yours has.
Our Veterans need to be remembered and you have done that in honor to your Father Good Job. He is very proud of you!
God bless you and keep up the good work
December 28, 2014 @ 1:45 am
An exceptionally smart and altruist young man with a heart full of love his dad and for the military. Other kids should look up to his example of being unselfish.
December 28, 2014 @ 1:50 am
Myles you are one exceptional young man and you’ll go far in life. Thank you for what you did, it shows that there is some good in this world.
Always keep the memory of your dad alive in your heart. And love your mom with all your heart.
Bettye Herlocker Gilbert-Retired Elementary School Principal
December 29, 2014 @ 6:16 pm
Blessing, Myles, as you continue in your journey through life. Keep thinking of others and paying it forward. Your father is proud of you as he views from heaven.
December 31, 2014 @ 9:47 pm
Hey, Myles – What an inspiration you have been to me this holiday season! Your dad is so proud of you, and so am I. God bless you and keep you in his Hand!
January 1, 2015 @ 10:06 pm
Myles, I am so glad you believe in paying it forward. It is people like you who make the world a better place. Your Dad was a brave man and would be proud of you. Your Mom is doing a wonderful job of raising you. Thank you for being a kind caring person. Keep on making your Mom proud.
January 3, 2015 @ 2:12 pm
This child is being raised right, I have a lot of respect for him and his mom.
January 3, 2015 @ 2:31 pm
To Mom, you have raised a wonderful son. I often don’t think people realize how much love and influence a mother is. You have raised him well!
January 3, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
My husband was a military man and he would have had tears after reading about what a special boy you are! Kindness is one of the things he taught our children!
January 4, 2015 @ 12:37 am
What a wonderful young man. And what a wonderful Mom he has to have raised him to be like that! I’m sure she and his dad are so proud of him. What a memorable story. It made my day!
January 4, 2015 @ 2:09 am
Your pebble cast on the water has turned into a Tsunami of Good Will! What a wonderful random act of kindness – God has certainly multiplied and blessed your good idea. So glad you acted on your impulse.
Grant D Taylor, Jr Vietnam War Era vet USN
January 4, 2015 @ 10:24 am
New Year, with opportunities and challenges ahead, You have grown into a fine young man. You are showing the way to many people that kindness is in the heart of man.
January 4, 2015 @ 3:46 pm
I am so proud of you…God Bless-
Edward Jensen, 28 year Veteran of the U.S. Army
January 5, 2015 @ 5:36 am
WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL. Thank You young man. You sir are an inspiration. I think I just might be able to make a donation. Any man would be proud to call you their son.
January 5, 2015 @ 7:58 pm
Dear Myles, You are someone very special! I know that your dad is very proud of you! I know that I am proud of you.
TSgt Angel I. Camacho, USAF Retired
January 6, 2015 @ 8:30 am
Myles, indeed you are a very special kid, more so, because you are one of God’s little soldiers. Your beautiful act proved it. Don’t ever change as you grow older. Remember your dad, he was very special too, and you want to follow in his footsteps. Pray to our Heavenly Father that all wars will cease soon, so that no one else will have to die. I spent 23 years in the USAF, (1951-1974). I was lucky, I did not participate in actual combat like your father. My participation was from very far away. I give thanks to my God for that. Stay pure and serve God. With lots of love in my heart. Angel I. Camacho, TSgt, USAF.
January 6, 2015 @ 10:15 am
Not only is your dad proud of you, but many mom’s and dad’s who hear of your actions are proud of you and your mom and dad. Thank you young MAN.
January 6, 2015 @ 6:06 pm
Myles, You are very much in my 70 year old heart and prayers; Mathew 5:14-16 ” You are the light of the of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does any one light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Myles, if I heard Lt. Col. Frank Daily right, you with your giving and love of Christ have given Lt. Col a new life time direction, take note for your Christian Ways, of Faith, Love, Joy and Peace have change many lives as Jesus stated in the “Beatitudes”. Mathew 5:1-16.”, “Luke 6:20-26.” We as Christian, thank Jesus and your family for you and your Christian ways.
January 7, 2015 @ 9:05 am
What an amazing little boy!!! Good job mom!!!
January 8, 2015 @ 8:06 am
For a little boy who lost his father you are truly blessed and so is your mother!
January 8, 2015 @ 10:25 am
When you’re lost for words that only your heart feels, I can only say, “You’re a True Soldier!”
Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC
January 8, 2015 @ 12:12 pm
God Bless YOU Myles,for what you did. For all service Men and Women also ALL Veterans. For putting a lump in our throat,a tear in our eye;and a LOT of LOVE in our HEART………………… Again Gog Bless YOU…….. And Semper Fi.
January 8, 2015 @ 12:17 pm
MYles, you’re a great young man! I’m sure your father is very proud of you as the rest of the world will be when they read you’re story. Best of luck.
January 8, 2015 @ 1:41 pm
What a great and loving son Myles is and I am sure his father, Andy and his Mother are so very proud of him. He has shown all of us that what one individual does can change the world and those living in it. May God Bless him for the
good deed that he did and watch over him forever.
U.S. Army Veteran
January 8, 2015 @ 2:08 pm
Thank you for your shining example of love, kindness and humanity. Never let anyone tell you what you heart should think or believe. Never forget what you had done with the $20…and live with it always.
January 9, 2015 @ 12:15 pm
I’m 62 and have seen a lot of selfless giving in my lifetime. This beats the Secret Santa’s and all the rest. It brought tears to my eyes and coked me up because it was more about trying to respect and impress your father than it was about helping one of his comrades in the military. You were so lucky to have found the right guy as well and make his life matter more and more focused on those around him. It’s not often you can make a great person better than you found them in less than a minute.
January 9, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
Myles, You will be proud one day for what You have done. I’m sorry You never met Your Dad, GOD BLESS HIM. Myles I’m a little older than You but I want to share something with You. My brother & I go to Virginia Beach for Labor Day, a couple of years ago we flew into Norfolk Airport. Norfolk is a Navy town & it has our biggest navy Yard. While I’m in the terminal I see soldiers with their wives & some with their kids or both. I started handing out $100 bills like they were candy, I walked up to the soldier, shake his hand & thank him for his service. If You could of seen the look on their faces, it was PRICELESS. When I saw the video of You,Your Mom & the soldier who received the $20 it brought tears to my eyes knowing someone does care about our men & women in uniform. Some day I would like to take You through the Navy yard by boat & by the navy’s own bus. God Bless You & Your Mom!!!
January 9, 2015 @ 10:44 pm
Dear Miles: You are simply the most awesome, loving and compassionate 9-year old I’ve ever heard of. My husband served with the Navy in Iraq. Through the Lord’s grace, he returned home unharmed. Very often I think of our soldiers who serve our country and I know that what you did is one of the greatest blessings anyone could imagine-especially from a young, selfless child. You will come to realize what is true – it only takes one act of kindness that makes a huge difference for so many. You proved that and your love has touched many hearts. God Bless you and your family always.
January 9, 2015 @ 10:48 pm
Dear MYLES: Oops, sorry for the misspelled name. I get that plenty with my unusual name. 😉
January 10, 2015 @ 8:33 pm
I get so sick of all these comments that infer that those of us that go through life always being kind to others, giving to those less fortunate, etc – if we do NOT believe in God, then we just don’t’ count at all?! That is what makes it so very hard for me to be tolerant of religious people. Most act as though they have the market cornered on good/kind behavior. It seems a lot of religious people are motivated by fear of hell or promise of heaven, whereas us non believers behave well simply because we WANT to, yet get ZERO credit for making the right choices. Gets old real fast.
January 11, 2015 @ 7:03 am
I am in tears with this little boy decision!! God bless him and his family.
January 12, 2015 @ 1:50 am
Miles, I wish there were more people like you. You demonstrated kindness and thoughtfulness that
I wish everyone had. It would be a better world to live in. What goes around, comes around. Have your
mamma explain that to you. May God bless you.
January 12, 2015 @ 11:31 am
Myles I ,m so proud to see this video and it only tells me we have kids like you around and our nation will thrive and be better because of you. Thank you so much for your service to mankind. God bless you and your family. Your father is very proud of you.
January 12, 2015 @ 3:01 pm
You are a beautiful kind soul and I think that people will learn from your demonstration of love. I wish you many blessings and love your whole life through. Your story has enriched my life.
January 12, 2015 @ 3:06 pm
Myles, I know your dad is so very proud of you.. keep the same attitude and outlook that you have now, all thru your life and you will be richly blessed. I feel better about our nations future now that I know that some of our young people have such a good heart and understanding of what life is all about.. God bless you.
January 14, 2015 @ 2:22 am
WOW MILES THIS IS THE MOST MOVING VIDEO I HAVE EVER SEEN WHAT A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN YOU ARE YOUR DAD WOULD BE SOOOOOO PROUD HUGS TEDY
January 14, 2015 @ 4:45 pm
I live in New Port Richey , FL. I would like to find a way to help this young man with his dream for his DAD And All that He would like to do. Have A Golf Outing Or What ever . This boy is just one of a KIND
January 14, 2015 @ 6:44 pm
What a neat young boy…so thoughtful at such an early age…what will he become over the years? Nice if it would be President! :>) Good Luck to you….hugs, Edna
January 14, 2015 @ 8:02 pm
What a Hero this boy named Myles is. May God bless you Myles and your family always.
January 14, 2015 @ 8:31 pm
I believe Myles is blessed with the greatest gift of all, his dad’s generous heart. It takes a very special man (or woman) to serve our great nation, and you dad was that special man. With each step you take throughout your life Myles, you will have your dad & our Lord right beside you. You are a wonderful young man!! Just imagine how your dads eyes shine each time he looks down on you from heaven…you’ve made him proud Myles.
January 15, 2015 @ 11:08 am
You are a remarkable child and you can be sure your Dad is looking down from Heaven and is so proud of you. I hope the rest of your life turns out to be all you could ever dream of as there are so few like you. God bless you.
January 17, 2015 @ 9:49 am
And a child shall lead them!
Great job!, Miles.
January 17, 2015 @ 9:51 am
Myles, It is a typo!
Paul Travis, MSgt, USAF Retired
January 17, 2015 @ 4:44 pm
Thank You Myles for your story and continuing story! God is working miracles through you. Your Dad is with him and you every minute!!
Your Love for the military people and their families are overwhelming. Thanks for all you and your family are doing, it helps to close a big void!
January 17, 2015 @ 4:54 pm
You are my hero Myles.
January 18, 2015 @ 3:15 pm
god be with you always, you are a special boy, a real angel
January 18, 2015 @ 4:41 pm
Bless this young man and his family! His actions are heartwarming!
January 18, 2015 @ 5:52 pm
That young boy is an inspiration to a lot of children good job mom bless you to
January 19, 2015 @ 12:31 pm
Wonderful young man and, obviously, a wonderful job of parenting!
January 19, 2015 @ 4:11 pm
I was fine reading this till the very end at the very end I cried????. I’m sure his father would be proud I sure would be
January 19, 2015 @ 5:40 pm
Goes to show how a small deed can create such a huge emotional benefit for all mankind.
January 19, 2015 @ 6:44 pm
You have a pure heart and have done a great honor to your father. Bless you!
January 19, 2015 @ 9:11 pm
God Bless You MIles, I am sure that your Dad is smiling from the Heavens above for his wonderful Son……
January 19, 2015 @ 11:21 pm
Semper Fi to a small wounded warrior.
January 20, 2015 @ 9:11 am
My son spent a year as a medic in Kubal Af. He could fix everything except a broken heart. You, Myles, have a heart bigger than the Moon –
your $20 will turn into something magic for wounded warriors.
January 21, 2015 @ 8:41 am
Miles, thank you for showing grown ups what kindness in motion looks like.
January 21, 2015 @ 3:43 pm
Miles, you are so lucky to have such a wonderful Mother. Give her a hug and a kiss from me. She is such a good role model and has passed all of her passions and traits on to you. Lots of good luck to both you and your great Mother. Keep on smiling and make everyone happy. Wish there were more good kids like you.
January 21, 2015 @ 10:35 pm
From an old Navy Guy to a Soldiers Son. I had 2 perfect daughters, but if I had a son, I would want him to be just like you.
January 23, 2015 @ 11:05 am
This is such an inspiration to all of us out there to see such an act of kindness from such a young age love the story when you no there. Are still good and polite children out three God bless you son Tom lone
January 23, 2015 @ 11:11 am
What an inspiration. Your story made me think about random acts of kindness and what I can do to start a chain reaction like this. Thank you!
January 23, 2015 @ 3:26 pm
My thoughts echo all those before me. Please let me know how I can donate to the fund.
January 23, 2015 @ 4:01 pm
Miles, you are a living tribute to a man who was brave and honorable and has given the ultimate sacrifice for his country. He would be so proud of you I’m sure. Live the rest of your life as you are in this moment and accept my thanks on behalf of someone who has a son-in-law who did 2 tours in Iraq and was blessed enough to come home safely. God Bless you Miles as well as your Mom who is raising a fine young man.
January 23, 2015 @ 8:14 pm
This boy’s story demonstrates how great this country is despite whale sized, gross, ignorant film makers comments
January 24, 2015 @ 2:50 pm
I just wanted you to know that your act of kindness is a huge inspiration to me. Not only did you “pay it forward” but you inspired others to pay it forward as well, helping me to remember that people are intrinsically good. It is people like you that others will look up to, try to emulate, and respect. I’m so glad you chose kindness over a video game that day. I just know your Dad is smiling down on you from Heaven and your Mom is so proud of you! I hope to hear more about your endeavors in the future.
I wish you all the very best in your life,
January 24, 2015 @ 3:44 pm
After wiping away a tear or two I haven’t been able to stop thinging about this boy. He is truly unusual and one of God’s angels on earth. May life repay him many fold for his heart wrenching kindness. I am certain he must have many and great men who would be proud to be his father. His mom must be very special as well.
January 24, 2015 @ 6:21 pm
Miles I believe your dad does know what you did and is very proud. People who have gone to heaven before are angels that somehow. Can know this kind of story. I hope you will always.strive to make him proud of you . You are a great kid!
January 24, 2015 @ 10:22 pm
You art a truly remarkable young man. You will be rewarded 10 fold for what you did in respect of the military. Thank you from a Korean veteran.
January 25, 2015 @ 12:13 am
dear miles & family, I saw this when it was on CBS news, and I was so proud of you. my husband & I were both in the AF when we met & married. He served in SEA and people in OUR Country hated the military, called him names and spit on him. like you, he honored every service man and women he saw, shook their hands and if he had the cash on him, he paid for meals. especially, for seniors. he retired after 22 years. we were married for 55 yrs but, he passed away four years ago. like you, I have our name tags, all the photos I can collect and send copies to our grandchildren and great grandchildren, who will never meet him. it is hard on military families, so we have to stick together. By the way, I was born and raised in Ohio,too. I know your Dad is in Heaven, keeping an eye on you and your Mom, and lot of “GI’s” are with him, telling stories and remembering all of us with love.
You are a very special young man and all of the military members are extremely proud of you. We send our love to
you and your family. good luck and have a wonderful life
January 25, 2015 @ 12:14 am
Myles you are a very special young man. Thank you for the wonderful example you set for myself and the world.
January 25, 2015 @ 3:38 am
This child is a child of God. He is vert humble. Tears streamed from my face. His parents must be so proud. What a heart felt store. God bless him and his family
January 25, 2015 @ 9:42 am
This is an amazing young “man” with a most beautiful core. A true story that would move the most callous of hearts. Myles, what a gift you are to us all.
January 25, 2015 @ 10:42 am
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January 25, 2015 @ 12:52 pm
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Please remove my email from your net hugs comments and notifications I do not wish to receive them anymore thank you Bill Fairhurst
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January 26, 2015 @ 3:41 pm
Without our Soldiers the Children won’t stand a Chance time for all good men to come to the Aid of our country Please.
January 26, 2015 @ 5:27 pm
where can you donate ?????
January 26, 2015 @ 7:59 pm
Thank you, Myles! Your dad must be SO proud as he watches you grow up, from Heaven! I know your Mom is proud of you, as is everyone who has seen and heard your story. God bless you and your family!
January 26, 2015 @ 10:33 pm
I am amazed by your loving act of kindness. You certainly paid it forward and changed the lives of many children. God Bless You and your family. Please post where donations can be sent.
January 27, 2015 @ 1:21 am
Thank you, Myles……You are MY hero! 😀 May God bless you and keep you and your family safely in His Hands all the days of your life.
January 27, 2015 @ 10:44 am
Way to pay it forward Myles ! You have a special bond with your dad and he would be very, very, proud of you…God be with you always ?
Patrick D. Skrable
January 27, 2015 @ 1:28 pm
Myles-greater love hath no man that he gives his life for another-your dad did that! By your “paying it forward,” you have honored your Dad,m Mom & family in the best way possible!
God bless, you, your family & all our troops!
January 27, 2015 @ 1:36 pm
Bless your dear sweet heart..your Daddy is so very proud of you, as are all of us who have read your story…GOD BLESS YOU Dear Myles and bless all your family, esp your MOM…
January 27, 2015 @ 1:43 pm
miles..what a great story. your dad was always proud of you even before this act of kindness. but now he know he has done his job and rests easy that your mother is doing a good job of raising you. may you and your family always be blessed like you have blessed others
January 27, 2015 @ 6:48 pm
So proud of you Myles. Your dad is watching from above and he is the brightest star because he is so proud of you. Your mom is also special for bringing such a thoughtful young man into this world. The world needs so many young men like you in this world. God bless you.
January 27, 2015 @ 9:03 pm
Dear Myles, As a former Marine I often wonder about some things I would like to do for our military people and it usually involves far more money than I could ever afford. But your gesture makes me realize that its not the size of the gift but from where it comes. Yours obviously came from your heart, which, after all, is the best place for any gift to come from. God Bless you and your family for your spirit and thoughtfulness are a wonderful example of what we owe our military for their sacrifices. Stay strong. Semper Fi, Mike
January 28, 2015 @ 9:22 am
You are a precious young man. I hope you run for president one day. By the way, you look just like your father.
James . arrison
January 28, 2015 @ 12:34 pm
Dear Myles,, Just read your story and also watched the ( Steve Hartman ) story and read some of the replies
and wanted to add mine. You are a very thoughtful young fellow who I would like to meet and tell you how really proud
I am of you for what you have done. I know your Mother is proud of you and I know also that every soldier that
that has read or heard of this is also proud. I have the feeling also that your Dad is really proud of you and I am proud of
your Dad for his service to our great country. I am a Retired from the Military and have also been in a combat area Vietnam and would
go back tomorrow but my age ( 71 ) they will not let me enter the service again. May God Richly Bless you every second of your life.
Thanks My friend for doing this.
James . Garrison
January 28, 2015 @ 12:36 pm
Here is the correct name for the above comment. Sorry for the typo.
January 28, 2015 @ 12:56 pm
I cried, he was thinking of his father, when he gave it to another blessings for him,
January 28, 2015 @ 2:30 pm
Dear Myles, what a great idea of the respectfully beautiful kindness you have shown. As a former paratrooper, who are tough and ready, your kindness brought proud tears to my eyes. My prayers go out to you, your family and our military
January 28, 2015 @ 3:18 pm
My dad died 67 years ago from a heart attack. I was three years old. So we do share that loss in common. I was drafted and sent to Vietnam, in 1969. While nothing happened to me there, I have always believed there but for the grace of God go I. Don’t ever let go of this memory you created. It will comfort you in the years to come. God bless you young man.
January 28, 2015 @ 7:52 pm
Dear Myles, I have just read your story and have tears coming down my cheeks! What a wonderful example you set for other young people to think of someone other than themselves and try to spread some love and happiness to someone else. God is so proud of you as is all your family. Pray God will take care of al of you! You know your Dad is looking down on you all the time! God Bless You Always! You make everyone proud!!
January 28, 2015 @ 9:15 pm
Semper Fidelis son!
You have the “Right Stuff”.
Your Dad is proud.
January 29, 2015 @ 5:50 am
I was sent this e-mail from a friend in America .I live in Scotland ,I saw your story Myles and I had tears in my eyes, your Mum must be so proud of you.Ypu are going to grow up into a wonderful thoughtful man .Take care my friend
Love from Scotland xx
January 29, 2015 @ 8:23 am
may God continue to bless you and your family always . and in all ways You have touched the hearts of every one. .God Bless You
January 29, 2015 @ 8:57 am
Please do not email me any more comments. I clicked on delete but keep on getting emails.
January 29, 2015 @ 11:28 am
How very precious …”out of the mouth of babes and sucklings you have perfected praise.” Matthew 21:16 “But Jesus said, suffer little children, and forbid them not to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.” Luke 18:17
Michael A. Marley
January 29, 2015 @ 2:04 pm
The story provides us a wondrous place on which to focus our attention, a subject to remember with a warm and thankful heart, to discuss with others for the pure Joy of our existence, and to rejoice in the unfettered beauty of this lovely child. What an incredibly light-driven teacher!
His message is simply, universally, and eloquently AWESOME!
January 29, 2015 @ 6:41 pm
Myles, your dad is very proud of you,some day he will tell you himself. What you did is what made America,America and we will return to what we were as long as we have young men like you who keeps “paying it forward” as you did. Thanks to your dad for his sacrifice and for having a great young man who is wise beyond his years may GOD bless you and your mom and don’t change.
carol a. kelly
January 29, 2015 @ 10:45 pm
Myles, you are a young man we can all be proud of. Surely, your Dad is smiling down on you and your Mother continues to adore the boy she is raising. God bless you for your goodness — and may you continue to grow in that virtue.
As for John, Michael, and Julie’s replies — and many of the others above, I share their feelings to the core of my being.
Joe & Margie Johnston
January 30, 2015 @ 12:23 am
The other comments show how American respond to unselfish acts, especially from a little Trooper as Myles…thank you Myles and may God keep you in this wonderful spirit your entire life…
January 30, 2015 @ 6:53 am
Myles thank you for thinking of others. Your kindness speaks volumes. At one time I was a soldier and want you to know that you are one also. Todays news often has stories that make a person feel all is hopeless. Your thoughtfulness makes me think that we often don’t hear the good stories but they are there. Thank you for bringing a tears to my eyes and happiness to my heart. May the good Lord bless you.
January 30, 2015 @ 1:17 pm
Miles, you are a child after God”s own heart. I pray that your act will reach many young ones that will lead them to where you are in this life. What a world this would be if there were more like you. “The Greatest of these is Love” and you demonstrated what our God wants us all to have and give because HE gave it to us first. You are blessed with a wonderful heart. May you continue to use it in your life. God is watching with your dad and HE will bless you.
January 30, 2015 @ 2:17 pm
DONT SEND ANYMORE OF THESE EMAILS. THANKS
January 30, 2015 @ 5:09 pm
You are an amazing young man. You are making both your Dad and your Mother proud to have you as their son. We as a country, are overjoyed at the young man you have become. May you keep these life values, through out your whole life. You may be the best example , to many young and old people. Keep up this way of life, and you will be somebody important when your adult years occur.
May God bless you and keep you in HIS Fatherly Care.
January 30, 2015 @ 5:45 pm
I can not help but wonder when as this story once again demonstrates the love, kindness and generosity of young men like this and the response of so many..why oh why is there still so much greed and hatefulness. What joy do the selfish and cruel people of this world get out of their actions..
RICHARD E. WEARNE SR.
January 31, 2015 @ 5:48 pm
i’m a bad a$$ marine veteran and this brought me to tears you are a fine young man you will go far in life with that thinking
January 31, 2015 @ 7:28 pm
This boy certainly made the right choice, and God will keep on multiplying that $20.00,
February 1, 2015 @ 11:38 am
If this story didn’t bring a tear to your eye nothing will……his father most be very proud of him..
All active and former service members thank him.
February 1, 2015 @ 3:07 pm
This young boy is a true “soldier” of inspiration.
February 1, 2015 @ 5:46 pm
Myles you are an example to all the youth of our country, God bless you.
February 1, 2015 @ 6:04 pm
You are a light unto the world—an angle—you gave unselfishly and touched the lives of many. God bless you Myles.
February 1, 2015 @ 8:40 pm
Myles, I like to think that our loved ones are in heaven looking out for us. Your Dad is so proud of you!
February 2, 2015 @ 2:55 pm
Such a treasure. I have lead Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops, and have tried to do a good turn daily. None have been as memorable as what you have done.
February 2, 2015 @ 4:32 pm
What a heart warming story. Miles is an inspiration to all of us that we should give back. His mother has done an excellent job of raising him without his father.
February 2, 2015 @ 7:18 pm
May the kindness you’ve shown come back to you and your mom tenfold; may your heart always remain open and may there be no wars by the time you come of age.
February 3, 2015 @ 11:14 am
What a wonderful, sweet boy !!! His Dad would sure be very proud of him. We need more kids like in this rotten world !!! God Bless him and his wonderful Mom, who sure did a great job raising him !
February 3, 2015 @ 12:19 pm
Dear sweet boy, as a mother of an Army daughter and son-in-law…Thank you. God has given you a servants heart and you are following in His Son, Jesus’, footsteps of love and compassion. My prayers go with all our military men and women and the families. I know your dad is proud and your heavenly Father is proud. John 3:16 Thank you for being the example that we all should be in loving, praying for and thanking our military. may we all pay it forward….God bless your family. With love in Jesus, Nikki
February 3, 2015 @ 12:26 pm
Miles has shown compassion for all the children who have lost a parent in the war, and taught us all a lesson on how Passing It ON can work with just $20. We also have to remembver Lt. Col. Frank Daily who showed the note to someone who printed the story and made it Grow into many wanting to do the same. They are all to be Thanked for thier Gift to Others!
February 3, 2015 @ 4:59 pm
In our current world of turmoil, this is a heart-warming beam of sunshine in our lives. Wonderful little boy, and family who raised him right!
February 3, 2015 @ 10:13 pm
Great Comments, and so wise in their words, to such a fine boy and his family, for raising this young man to become a wonderful young man, and human being.
February 4, 2015 @ 8:04 am
I have chill bumps i love this story and most of all SEE What Our god can do
Lee Ann Eliakis
February 4, 2015 @ 12:53 pm
You are any parents hearts delight. What a great young man and great young men come from great
parents. God Bless you always.
February 4, 2015 @ 3:18 pm
Myles, At the young age of 9 years you have already left an imprint on this world with your expression of love. You have introduced your father not only to me but to thousands of others who otherwise would not have been aware of the sacrifice he gave in order for
us to live a life of FREEDOM. Because of your kind act Myles, I can now say “thank you” Sargent Andy Eckert for your ultimate sacrifice. Your family will stay in my prayers.
February 4, 2015 @ 5:40 pm
Awesome store, awesome family!! Not a doubt, Dad is smiling down from Heaven
February 5, 2015 @ 7:16 am
MAKES ME TEAR UP TO SEE THAT THEIR IS SUCH LOVE IN A LITTLE BOYS HEART…..MOM HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF KEEPING DAD’S LOVE ALIVE IN HIS HEART
February 5, 2015 @ 6:18 pm
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February 6, 2015 @ 2:29 pm
Our family has been blessed reading this about you. You, young man, like your dad are true hero’s in this world of ours. Where some people would rather end people’s lives you and your dad help people by giving of yourselves. You are a true blessing to this world. God protect you wherever you go in your life’s journey. Thank you from our family to you
February 7, 2015 @ 9:27 am
I am so very proud of you. I had uncles in the service and a brother in Korea, who was wounded. There should be more young men like you in this world.
February 7, 2015 @ 11:08 am
I am so proud of you Myles.., and sad that you almost stand alone in your compassion and kindness. Most of your generation.., wallows in excessive selfishness for material possessions.., seeking instant gratification.., while mindless of those HERO’s like your DAD.., who gave their lives to give them that opportunity…May GOD richly BLESS you and your family….
Ron & Bonnie Webber
February 7, 2015 @ 11:51 am
It’s Saturday morning 2\7/15 Ron just watched the video my eyes are filled with joy about this heart warming story thank you! It’s so good to know there are some wonderful people in our world Myles. We are sorry to hear about your father I’m sure he is watching from above. He has such a wonderful son. We love all our veterans to the max whether active or inactive. There is so much bad news in our world today but you have made us happy today. Ron is a veteran one of his prayers these days is that we can wipe isis off the face of the earth God willing.We wish you and your family all the best!
February 7, 2015 @ 7:18 pm
Wow! All that praise for a 9 yr. old giving up a $20 bill he finds! Admirable, but let’s wait 10 more years, when he’s old enough to really appreciate money and its value a little better…I wonder then what he would do? Or 20 more even, and he realizes he has to work almost TWO HOURS to make $20! Then, perhaps, he wont be so “generous” and will keep the money and buy something for his new young family, And who would blame him?
February 7, 2015 @ 11:12 pm
What a wonderful young man you are. You will certainly go far in life. God has truely blessed you. Your Dad is always with you. He’s very proud of you.
February 8, 2015 @ 7:21 am
It appears that your motivation was to honor your Dad who was a soldier. But what you have demonstrated is that your essence is kind, loving and compassionate. If this strikes even one person to,act with these characteristics,,what a wonderful gift. I think it is easy to predict that your life will be successful because you have shown your goodness and that you will easily make sacrifices and good decisions. Let us all pray that these acts of kindness will become more the norm than the exception.
February 9, 2015 @ 8:19 am
What a special young man you are! Your dad must be so proud of you an how caring and kind you are. Thank you for making us all think about how we can pay it forward.
February 9, 2015 @ 4:12 pm
Congratulations to this loving mother who raised this fine young boy by herself. When she had every reason to dissolve in grief, she not only gave him a strong base but told him regularly what a brave and admirable man his father was.
Jesse G. Rasmussen
February 9, 2015 @ 6:50 pm
TO BE YOUR FRIEND IS A LITTLE TOUCH OF HEAVEN WITHOUT CROSSING THE BAR.
FAMILY::WHERE LIFE BEGINS AND LOVE NEVER ENDS.
JOIN MY ‘WAKEUP CLUB’.
1-Prayer first thing in the morning.
2-Smile!!! Give honest compliment to first person you see. Cements relationship between spouses.
3-Pass on to 5 people who will do likewise.
BELIEVE ME, IT DOES WORK. JUST TRY IT.
February 10, 2015 @ 7:56 am
You are such a wonderful boy, I know your dad is watching you and so proud of you, I hope you have a brite future, you just keep on being the thoughtful kind young man that you are…good luck Monty…
February 10, 2015 @ 12:20 pm
This is what we in Yiddish call “a mensch”!
February 10, 2015 @ 5:32 pm
There are no words to describe the greatness and goodness of this family! Very precious. It would be a better world with more people like this!
February 10, 2015 @ 9:19 pm
Myles, God Bless you and your Mom! Your Dad is certainly smiling on you today! You are the kind of SON the world can admire. May God continue to Bless you as He has already with such a warm, kind, loving heart.
Alan Lasnover, MD
February 10, 2015 @ 10:38 pm
Myles, you are off to a good start in life. I don’t know you personally, but I’m certain that the advice given me so many years ago will likely apply to you, namely that you can do whatever pleases you and will succeed at any endeavor you choose. My advice to you is to be certain you are well-educated. A good education will assist you and others in your life. I also note that many comments have been from people that likely believe in God. Your religious views are more likely than not a product of your upbringing. I, too, was brought up with a similar belief, but want you to understand that morality such as you have exhibited is not dependent upon such a belief. The world has a long history of warfare because people have difficult time respecting others’ beliefs. Hopefully, you and your generation will assist in the solution of this problem. You now demonstrate the ability to be a leader of that generation.
February 11, 2015 @ 2:02 pm
God Bless Son! Your father would be Proud.
February 11, 2015 @ 3:13 pm
I watched this at my desk and cried. Myles, your mother raised you right. My only hope is others view this and continue to pay it forward.
February 11, 2015 @ 3:18 pm
What an amazing young man. I’m trying to type this and wipe the tears of pride from my face. Stay on your path, you are headed the right direction! May God bless you and keep you in his light!
February 11, 2015 @ 7:39 pm
What a wonderful young man. A shining example in our chaotic world! God bless you Myles.
February 12, 2015 @ 1:18 pm
His mother is a wonderful person to keep his father’s memory alive for Myles. She has taught him love, compassion, and thoughtfulness. What a wonderful young man – mom you have so much to be proud of with this little guy. What a great example for others of all ages to see how to reach out to others and ‘pay forward’. Keep up the good work – your dad is looking down on you and very proud of you.
Patrick D. Skrable
February 12, 2015 @ 1:27 pm
We benefit by the lives of other selfless people; but the greatest of these comes by way of the innocent!
February 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am
As a Viet Nam Vet I remember when more of our nation made a sacrifice. I am so proud of Myles and his message should touch upon those that have not made a sacrifice for the freedoms they enjoy.
February 13, 2015 @ 9:31 am
Myles, I think you have a wonderful mother, she has made sure that you know your dad, and that you respect other’s and I’m sure she is very proud of you as I am. God Bless you and your family. Monty
February 13, 2015 @ 4:47 pm
Myles, You are one fantastic kid.. That’s what Americans are made of and I’m VERY PROUD of you!!! Joe
February 14, 2015 @ 8:48 am
What a great story!!!
February 14, 2015 @ 5:29 pm
Such a wonderful boy…and he looks so very much like his Father!
February 15, 2015 @ 6:48 pm
THIS BOY KNOWS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT FOR SURE. I NEVER GO PAST A PERSON IN UNIFORM WITHOUT STOPPING AND SHAKING THEIR HAND AND SAYING YOU’RE A GREAT AMERICAN. THEY NEVER DID THAT WHEN I WAS IN. WE GOT LOOKED AT AS KILLERS. SO FOR THIS LITTLE BOY WHO WILL SEE HIS DAD IN HEAVEN I SA GREAT JOB SON.
February 15, 2015 @ 6:51 pm
Thank you, Myles. You are the face, heart, and soul of America. God loves you.
February 16, 2015 @ 9:14 am
This young man has one terrific mother that has instilled in him what love and giving is all about. May God bless them as they share their love with others.
February 16, 2015 @ 2:12 pm
Myles’ CBS segment should be shown in class at some age to generate the discussion of what it means to “give” – maybe in the third grade (i.e. 9 yr olds) and again in 4th. and 5th. In that way the seeds of Myles’ story might blossom among a whole generation of young people. This is a real life testament of what it does mean to “give”… ‘atta boy, Myles !
February 17, 2015 @ 12:54 pm
Dear Myles – Thank you for your service and please thank your dad too the next time you visit him. You must be very much like him and I know he looks down upon you proudly. Many, many people have been changed by your gestures – a sign of a true leader. I am honored to be able to tell you and your mom what an inspiration you and your family are. You are a credit to America.
Deacon Victor Tosi
February 17, 2015 @ 1:56 pm
Myles – your father is looking down at you with pride knowing that his love for country has been truly transmitted to you.
It was Jesus who said that the kingdom of Heaven was made up of such as these. He meant the pure love and innocence of a child, before we all grow up and become sophisticated know-it-alls.
God be with you Myles, and to all the loved ones of those who serve, as they wait and pray. To all of you ; For your service, we thank you, we thank you, we thank you…..
February 17, 2015 @ 2:18 pm
Myles, you have the heart of an Angel. This is the most heart warming story I have ever heard. your Dad must be crying buckets of tears of joy for what his son has done. I don’t know you but I wish I did and I wish there were more like you in this world. May God richly bless you and your Mom. What a BIG thing you have done my friend.
Always a friend,
February 17, 2015 @ 4:23 pm
I had to wipe away the tears that came from the story of a young boy who has Honor, Integrity, and Sense beyond your years, and IF I had had a son I would want him to be a young man just as your are, and had your father been here he would tell you that you have done a very good act, and given a gift that only you could have given to the kids who have lost their father’s the boys and girls both, outstanding performance of kindness and caring by so young a little “Man”, can only be thought of and expressed by a Thank You from We, and the kids who will never get to meet you.
May you always have this kind heart and be guided by the Power Greater than us all, I as your Mother, and many others are proud of you and your generous act to one man who as you did paid it forward to many who will benefit from your one ‘Small act of caring’. for that unknown to you at the time, that Soldier. Thank you for showing many the way as you did this soldier.
February 18, 2015 @ 10:13 am
Myles, You’ve shown wisdom and maturity beyond your age. God will reward your obedience. I don’t know when I’ve been so touched by a story. The photo of your visiting your Dad’s grave was over whelming to me. Be assured, he is very proud of you!
February 18, 2015 @ 3:24 pm
I am teared up at the heart of this wonderful boy. My congratulations to his mother who has obviously done a wonderful job under very difficult circumstances.
February 19, 2015 @ 9:31 am
WOW! What an inspiration! This young man is just awesome. His dad is smiling in heaven and his mom has to be the most proud mom in the world. I am a very proud mom of a son in the Army. We so appreciate all of our military! God Bless!
February 19, 2015 @ 9:42 pm
We need more children like this little boy!
February 20, 2015 @ 11:14 am
The father of this little boy “Myles” whom himself had given the ultimate sacrifice for his country , has left his son the greatest gift any father could possibly give to a son his sterling name, a man of honor, courage & an impeccable sense of duty to his country. No greater gift can a father leave behind than a good & honorable name.
February 20, 2015 @ 2:35 pm
Lots of American Patriots out there like this wonderful, little guy, a gift from God (and his Dad). I will not await his invitation to appear at our “white house”. Am sure V. Jarrett’s head exploded when she saw this video. Wonderful example to all of us out here….that….the occupiers in DC will never succeed in their attempt to destroy us. This country, still, the best hope in our dysfunctional world….for all of mankind. This American family produced this young boy….he/they, will never know how much, or how many, lives/hearts he has touched with his goodness.
February 20, 2015 @ 4:44 pm
Jesus said that “It is more blessed to give than to receive”. I’m sure the blessings of this young boy’s giving out of a heart full of love for his Dad will continue to reproduce many times over in the hearts and actions of many more Americans who will continue to “pay it forward” in honor of this young Dad who gave so much. I’m praying that Myles’ tribe will increase…oh, how we need more like him!
February 20, 2015 @ 5:07 pm
THIS YOUNG BOY BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES AND MY HEART IS FULL OF JOY TO KNOW THAT WE IN THE U.S.A. CAN SAY THAT OUR FUTURE IS IN GOOD HANDS IF OUR FUTURE YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD FOLLOW THIS YOUNG BOY’S LEAD.
I WANT TO THANK THIS BOYS MOTHER AND FATHER THAT AN ANGEL WAS BORN TO THEM, THANK YOU YOUNG MAN A MILLION.
February 21, 2015 @ 1:45 pm
Right in the spirit of the New Testament, I would judge
February 21, 2015 @ 9:14 pm
This was wonderful.
His father in heaven must really be proud of him.
If only all our children were like this young boy our world be in good hands.
God bless this young boy.
February 21, 2015 @ 11:32 pm
And a little child shall lead them. What a wonderful story!! God bless him always!
February 22, 2015 @ 8:03 pm
Great story, I wish every kid should see this un selfish young man. I wish him all the great things in life
February 22, 2015 @ 9:42 pm
Myles what a beautiful gift. You will be very blessed throughout your life time. Keep knowing that everything you do your father although physically not here he is in you and your families life in the strongest way. In your heart! He is looking down on you beaming with pride and smiles knowing that his son is going to be a magnificent man in not too long of a time. Your mother is doing a fantastic job teaching your amazing morals that you should hang on to them. Remember always what a huge impact that little gift of kindness has made in so many children’s lives.
I am sure being in the publics eye is not easy and probably a little uncomfortable but relax and remember how it felt to pay it forward on that winters day when you gained a very wonderful friend.
Best wishes to you and your family.
February 23, 2015 @ 9:57 am
A lovely story of a little boy with a big heart. Miles, your father was a hero for his country and you are a hero to the people who have heard your story. I pray for blessings for you and your mom throughout your life. You are a wonderful role model for other kids and, yes, for adults, too. You have helped make the world a better place with your loving and giving heart. Your father knows what you have done and you have honored him in a very special way. Be healthy and happy and keep that amazing attitude of caring that you have.
February 23, 2015 @ 1:38 pm
You have given me faith in our younger generation. It is young men like you that I hope will grow to be the leaders of our Great Country. Thank you
February 23, 2015 @ 5:46 pm
Myles, your kindness really touched my heart. It is so wonderful to know that there are young men out there such as you who will grow up to be an exceptionally fine man. Here’s to a wonderful future! God bless you and your family.
February 23, 2015 @ 6:26 pm
Myles, I am so very proud of you. You chose to be generous! Your father would be proud of you, too. Never lose that sweet and generous spirit! God loves you and so does everyone who reads about you. God bless you! Betty
February 24, 2015 @ 12:16 pm
Myles, you are a “Johnny appleseed” of love and caring. Your pay it forward gift has grown. Hopefully it will become a huge tree of loving and caring that this country needs. From simple little gifts great things can be accomplished. You are a shining example of the young men and women we need to return this country to what it was. Where everyone one helped others and in turned were helped when the need arose. Everyone felt needed, respected and wanted. Your parents have been blessed to have you to represent your family and family name. May God Bless you and yours.
Carol J. Vondra
February 25, 2015 @ 5:54 am
What a wonderful story of a young boy who has a big heart and cares for others. It is so good to read fantastic news like Myles story. May the Good Lord Bless you, MYLES, and grant you a happy and peaceful life.
graham h frye
February 25, 2015 @ 4:48 pm
I am 81 years old and do not have any grandchildren, I would be very proud to be a grandfather to a young boy such as in this article. This country
needs more young people like this if we are going to progress into the future. The moral values of our children has slipped to the bottom of the
barrel. The Lord will pay it forward to young people of this caliber.
Graham H. Frye
1195 Azora Dr.
Deltona, FL, 32725
February 25, 2015 @ 6:38 pm
If only there were more children and/or people like this little boy, Myles. God is good and looking down from heaven is Myles’ dad, so proud and this 83 year old is equally as proud and wishes there were more like him. God bless him and, yes, we need HIM for president of our country, doing good to everyone. Everyone in the world should see this story. God bless America!!!!!
February 26, 2015 @ 9:10 am
Such a great story. It’s hard to find words to describe what Myles did. It speaks volumes of his character at such a young age. He did this without thinking from an unselfish heart. Thank you Myles.
February 26, 2015 @ 2:26 pm
What an inspiration you are to future generations. Never lose your gift of kindness. I pray you and your family will be blessed.
February 26, 2015 @ 3:14 pm
I am proud to say I served my Country! You make me proud of you and your choice to share your parking lot find! I suspect you know that your Father and our God are very proud of you and your choices in life…thank you very much for being you! Take care and best wishes in all that you do with your remainder of time on this planet we call Earth. Thank you again, Gary
February 26, 2015 @ 5:56 pm
Miles: What a gift you are for all of us who need a reminder of human kindness. May God bless you all your life for the inspiration you have given to so many of us.
February 28, 2015 @ 12:34 pm
I hope you are the measure of this coming generation. Thanks for leading the way. God Bless
March 1, 2015 @ 4:34 pm
Today I tried to view this video but got the message “The Uploader has not made this video available in your country.” It must be a powerful video!!! I live in Canada.
March 1, 2015 @ 6:58 pm
Miles, we need more young men like you. There were 9 brothers in my family. Six of us served in the Army, starting with World War 1. You are a treasure. Hopefully there will be more like you. May God protect you all the days of your life.
March 2, 2015 @ 10:17 pm
Miles, your story was very heartwarming to hear and your act of kindness has warmed and touch the hearts of so many people around the world. Your daddy is very proud of you as well as your mommy… Always remember being caring and thoughtful is worth their weight in gold… May God Bless you young man.
March 4, 2015 @ 6:23 am
My heart is heavy with the passing of a local man of global influence, Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame, IN. Until I read your story I was saddened to think there just aren’t that many champions in our battered world. You have proven me wrong. If you are what’s coming for America, we are in very good hands with a beautiful hope for the world. Thank you, dear child of God.
Ervin O. Easterling
March 4, 2015 @ 12:39 pm
Miles: I too was once a solder I spent 22 years of military service and people like you, your honesty, integrity, gratitude and compassion for others makes it worth every day of it. Your mom and others in in your family must be very proud of you and your dad, if he were still with you chest would be so swollen with pride he would probably have trouble getting his shirt on. Keep all of your emotions and you will make all America proud of you. olesrg
March 4, 2015 @ 2:14 pm
This is an overwhelming story of kindness for others and love for a Dad and what he has meant to his Son who never got to know him.Loosing a loved one under any conditions is hard and sometimes a tradgedy. It is heart warming to know our soldiers are thought of and given the respect that they so rightly deserve, Your Dad is with you and your family proud. God Bless
A veteran of a different time and a different war
Peggy Knapp - Lake Wales, Fl
March 4, 2015 @ 4:11 pm
Myles, you truly are an angel of God – and you are a wonderful example to all of us – young and old. We must not ever forget what our young men and women have given up in life, limb, and mental health over the years starting with the first conflict on our soil. Paying it back is what this country needs from all of us. Bless you and your family always!
March 4, 2015 @ 7:13 pm
Myles, as a Father and Grandfather I KNOW your father is very proud of the person you have become. I was uplifted by your generosity…….
March 4, 2015 @ 8:26 pm
Myles, what you did is a route for everyone to follow for the entire world. Your unselfish kindness is so overwhelming that my heart hurts for the pain that you have endured over the loss of your father. You will be blessed a billion times more than you have paid forward to others by example. I have 6 grandchildren and wish you were somehow #7. I am so proud of you!!! RTB
March 6, 2015 @ 12:30 am
Lost good friend while in Vietnam, his kids are grown, wish I had thought of something this rich back then.
In country Vietnam Vet 199th LIB, 1970
March 6, 2015 @ 9:17 am
I was brought to tears reading this story. Miles, what you did went straight to heaven, you and your family will be greatly blessed.
March 8, 2015 @ 2:54 pm
I was with the USAF for 36 years either in the USAF
March 9, 2015 @ 12:15 pm
You are such an inspiration to us grandmas who hope our grandchildren will be as giving as you. Am so happy for the response that came from your selfless giving to others who are paying it forward. Love and Blessings to you and your family,
March 10, 2015 @ 1:25 pm
Dear Miles, I, too, was raised without a dad. I think your Mom is doing a fabulous job of raising to be a man. I get missing my dad and hope that you have a pile of “Uncles” in your life. Good Luck, God Bless all of you. k
March 12, 2015 @ 6:05 pm
Myles you touch my heart so much I cried. Your growing up to be a great young man and your Dad would really be proud.
March 13, 2015 @ 2:39 pm
After reading some of the many comments, I would certainly like to see the video of what this obviously fine young man has done. Unfortunately, the uploader has not made it possible to view in Canada. Perhaps this will happen later and we will get an opportunity to view it then.
March 13, 2015 @ 4:40 pm
This young man gives me hope for America.
March 14, 2015 @ 9:39 pm
Patti — That was absolutely wonderful! It made me cry, girl you should have warned us. What a charming and wonderful child. As the comment above by Scott Snow says it gives us “hope for America”. Thanks for sharing Patti.
March 15, 2015 @ 1:26 am
Myles, what a great deed. Thanks. I sent your story to all my grand children, nephews and nieces.a good example for them.
March 16, 2015 @ 9:41 am
What a wonderful tribute to your father, Myles, and a life-long gift for another soldier. If we all pay it forward, what a difference we could make it this world. Our family likes to pay it forward, too, and we can only hope that by helping others they will follow suit and the blessings will carry on. Your gift most certainly has. Bless you!
March 16, 2015 @ 9:49 pm
Amazing and compassionate young man and his father would be proud.
March 17, 2015 @ 12:27 pm
Young man, Myles, You have been an inspiration to more people than you will ever know…We thank our soldiers for their service to keep our land free…we thank you for a giving heart that reaches out to others in such a way that we, too, want to be better people. Also, you must have a special Mom in your life.
March 19, 2015 @ 11:58 am
WOW….Fantastic!!! A real tear jerker. Obama should see this too. I think it would make him at least more sympathetic and understanding about our GI’s and what their families have to go through. Thanks for sending it. Update: Still no word from Fr. Tom’s atty nor the case – I wonder if the judge (or) the VA is purposely putting it off in hope that Fr. Tom will back off? Time will tell….. Have yourselves a Happy and Blessed Easter.
March 20, 2015 @ 12:59 pm
I love what you did, Miles. God Bless You. I recently lost a $20 bill while walking in a mall. I pray that whoever found it was a person like you and did something good with it.
March 20, 2015 @ 6:49 pm
Your act of generosity and compassion helps restore my faith in the youth of our great country. I think great things are on the horizon for this remarkable young man.god bless you,
March 24, 2015 @ 10:40 am
You put a lump in my throat young man. Most kids would have burned up that $20 on Cracker Barrel candy. You are a credit to your parents and I can assure you that your Dad is up there saying: “you are my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased”. Ask you Mom where that quote came from. As a veteran, father and grandfather I commend you. Your life will continue to be blessed.
March 24, 2015 @ 12:31 pm
HI Miles, I lost my Dad when I was 12 years old. He was a combat veteran during world War Two before I was born. Anyway, not having my Dad physically near was hard as is for you Miles. But, from the depths of my heart I know my Dad listened to me and helped me when I needed guidance or courage. So Miles, believe too that your Dad is always there for you. Your bond with him is private and for all your life. Keep strong and wise as your Dad surely is helping you every day. Remember too, that it is ok to mess up sometimes as we are only human. You have your Mom and Dad to help you along the way. A big hug to you and your family.
March 24, 2015 @ 3:20 pm
Miles, you have so many that are proud of you, most of all your Dad. You have a family that has a great faith and have taught you to pay it forward. Your gift has enabled many veterans to live a better life. Our Veterans have great respect for you and have taught many a wonderful lesson.
March 24, 2015 @ 11:57 pm
Myles you are one great young man. Wiser than your young years. And you have a great mom who has raised you up right. I hope your life continues to be awesome and remember to keep the faith.
March 25, 2015 @ 1:44 pm
Myles…….Your kindness and generosity are unmistakeable show that you are mature way beyond your years! I am so very sorry that your daddy is not here to see what a remarkable young boy you have grown to be and this is a credit to your mom who has done a fantastic job raising you!
Always keep these virtues and you will grow up to be just like your daddy!
March 26, 2015 @ 1:51 pm
Myles……Sorry for your loss…..You have set the bar for all of us…Excellent job. You are one outstanding person and I believe that your Dad is watching over you and is very proud of you. You have made your Dad’s life complete by doing good things. Take Care……Stan
March 29, 2015 @ 4:08 pm
Dear Miles, You are such a wonderful young man, and I know your Mom is very proud of you. Your Daddy is looking down at you from heaven and is so happy you are his son. I know as you grow you will become a great young man and father your dad never got to be, but you will make him proud.
March 30, 2015 @ 8:53 pm
I know your family is proud of you, Myles, but I am also. You did a wonderful thing and I know you will have a successful life.
April 5, 2015 @ 5:02 pm
Myles you are a wonderful person & a gift from God . I know your Mom is so very proud of you. Your Dad is watching over you and is very proud also.
God Bless you always, Joan
April 8, 2015 @ 7:42 pm
Dear Miles, I feel like I have met you personally. You are one of the finest people I know and I am so proud to know you. I made a couple of contributions today to very worthy charities. Meeting you here inspired me to include a little more in my gifts than I might have otherwise. Keep up the good work! I know you will.
April 8, 2015 @ 9:36 pm
great young man, his family must be very proud of him. Wsy to go Myles.
April 9, 2015 @ 11:28 am
Miles, you are an inspiration to all children everywhere and have taught them that good deeds allways pay off. Don’t ever change! Lois Wulf
Jim Greenway 1SG (Ret)
April 9, 2015 @ 12:39 pm
Miles, I would be proud to have you for a grandson. You are a fine Lad.
April 10, 2015 @ 12:54 am
God Bless you Myles! Your good deed will lead so many others to Pay it Forward!
I too am the daughter of a ‘Navy’ Dad who is now in heaven.
April 10, 2015 @ 3:39 pm
Myles, my Father served in the Military and became a Policeman after his service period ended. He was killed on duty 4 months before I was born. I, for one, know your feelings and I know your Dad is proud of you! So am I!
April 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Thank you Miles for being the great person you are and when you grow up please continue to be a beacon that shows the world what good thoughts and actions make this a better world. I am sure your father looks down from heaven and is proud to have you as his son. God bless you.
April 13, 2015 @ 8:59 pm
What a great young man you are!!!! So sorry you had to lose your father before you got to know him. I am sure he looking down on you with great pride. God Bless you and your family. Make your dad proud of you forever????
April 13, 2015 @ 8:59 pm
What a great young man you are!!!! So sorry you had to lose your father before you got to know him. I am sure he looking down on you with great pride. God Bless you and your family. Make your dad proud of you forever????
April 13, 2015 @ 9:09 pm
What a great young man you are!!!! So sorry you had to lose your father before you got to know him. I am sure he looking down on you with great pride. God Bless you and your family. Make your dad proud of you forever!!!
Mary Lou Hodges
April 14, 2015 @ 9:24 am
Myles, You are truly a blessing to everyone, especially your Mom and Dad. God Bless You always.
April 16, 2015 @ 9:18 pm
What a special young man! God Bless both Boy and Mom.
April 17, 2015 @ 10:32 pm
What a blessing for all of us that heard your story. Dad would be proud. God bless both you & your Mom.
April 30, 2015 @ 12:05 am
Myles, you are a very special person, a gift from God. You are an inspiration to all us. Your generosity and unselfishness touched my heart. Your father must be very proud and happy looking down on you. God bless you and your mom.
Dave Ramsey, Vietnam Vet
May 1, 2015 @ 12:31 am
Myles, I salute your dad, your mom and you. You are all true hero’s. Your dad for his service, your mom for raising such a fine young man and you for keeping alive the memory of your dad and his sacrifice. GOD BLESS you and your family.
May 1, 2015 @ 11:17 am
What a wonderful young man you are and what a wonderful family to have taught you such unselfishness & love. God bless your family. I am positive your Dad is looking down from heaven with such love and so proud of you.
May 3, 2015 @ 5:33 pm
Just when I thought no one cared enough about our returning soldiers, a little boy named Myles, performed an act of kindness. He had found a $20 in the parking lot where he and his mom were going to have lunch. They talked about what he would do with money. He remained thinking about this, when in came a soldier, and Myles knew exactly where his money would go.
He went up to the soldier, and said thank you, then handed him his$20 bill. Myles told the soldier his Dad had fought in the war, but sadly, his Dad went to Heaven, in stead of returning home. Myles never knew his Dad!
Myles, you are so special. If only the rest of the world performed good deeds for one another,
perhaps wars would become extinct! Ah PEACE!!
Bless you, Myles, and may your heart continue to give to others, and they will give to others, and so on……….
Always stay true to yourself.
May 4, 2015 @ 12:01 am
Always remember your father was a true hero to all of us but especially to you!
You are a fine young man of whom he’d be so very proud of! You are a hero too!
God be with you as you grow into the wonderful person you are becoming!
SC William C. Fellman, USA, RET
May 4, 2015 @ 10:59 am
As another veteran, I thank your father for his service. And for your act of kindness I SALUTE you.
May 5, 2015 @ 11:47 am
I am NOT American I am English. I cried at the ‘ beauty’ in what you did. I am sure your Dad is so very proud of you, and he hugs you every minute with his heart, that same heart beats within you. Bless you and keep you and your Mum safe. What a tidal wave you have caused by your dignity and the love and pride you shared with us all of your Dad. God Bless little one THANK YOU for making think.
All my love to you and your Mum from me and my family
May 6, 2015 @ 12:45 am
A truly great American patriot!
May 8, 2015 @ 11:41 am
I wanted to tell you also that II will never forget the debt that we owe the G.I’s who came over here to my country and were loved by most English people, they were taken into our homes and we shared what little we had with them. They were invited to visit whenever they wished. I was a mere child but, they left there mark on me and my family. then off they went Omaha and Utah beaches in Normandy, so made never came back. So yes, you are right to be be proud of you Daddy, never forget him. Do take care, you have a wonderful country that I will always love also. I am here because of your young men amid others I am alive today.
God Bless America and Thank you
May 21, 2015 @ 2:20 pm
Miles, God bless you and Semper Fidelus
May 25, 2015 @ 10:01 pm
I lost my dad at christmas time last year, so I thought of him and cried when I read your story. I’m sure your dad is smiling down on you from heaven. Im sure he is very proud of what a great son you are.
June 2, 2015 @ 6:23 pm
Miles, What a remarkable act of thoughtfulness and kindness you showed for a young man your age.I hope that everyone who reads your story will stop and think, “what can I do to help to help someone.?” It does not have to be only money to show kindness.. I”m one of many people who are sooo proud of you.
Your Dad must have had a big heart too, because look who he had for a son. God love you.
June 2, 2015 @ 11:21 pm
Myles, you are a very special young man. Thank you for your extra ordinary good deed. You will always reap what you sow. Blessings will precede and follow you on your journey through out your life. What an awesome beginning to a very
special journey that lies before you. Bless you for touching hearts and lives around the world wide web too.
Col. Quincy Collins
June 16, 2015 @ 2:52 pm
Hi, I was a POW in Hanoi for nearly 8 years and have founded a patriotic group named Carolinas Freedom Foundation, here in Charlotte, NC. We would like to honor Miles and also “Snowball Express” at our annual Freedom Breakfast this coming November 9, 2015. In order to explain our mission and what we do, I would like to have a contact with Miles and his Mom to get the ball rolling. On Saturday, Nov.7 we have our Parade for Veterans and we would like to invite Miles and his Mom to be the Grand Marshall for that event. We also have an opportunity to participate in the Carolina Panthers football game here in Charlotte. Transportation and food and lodging will be taken care of. I just need a contact to make all the arrangements. Thanks for your assistance, Quincy Collins
June 17, 2015 @ 10:44 pm
A beautiful spirit within this impressive young man. May he and his family be blessed in ways that somehow help them in the months and years ahead. May God Bless.
June 19, 2015 @ 11:18 am
What a wonderful young man. I hope and pray there are more like him. You should be very proud Mom,you raised a great young man.
Robert J Mauser
June 22, 2015 @ 5:59 pm
What a great job of raising a prodigy of the heart. I lost my only son, youngest of six including five beautiful girls. I can only relate to this story as it was his goal with his diagnosis for 8 years until his passing to help people of all ages. This wonderful story brought back many memories. Bless your family.
June 23, 2015 @ 10:54 pm
Heartwarming story about a wonderful, thoughtful, boy who knows about respect and giving tribute to our servicemen and women. I’m sure he has inspired many, many people as he has inspired me. His mother must be a wonderful woman to have instilled in her son such a sense of doing good for others. It’s great to see others carrying on his action of goodness and generosity.
June 27, 2015 @ 6:54 pm
WE ARE A RETIRED air force family–and when I saw the movie of your adorable son–I just thought –this is
is a lady we all should say ‘THANK YOU TO FOR THE LOVE YOU HAVE JUST LET OUR WORLD KNOW–TRULY EXISTS.
I am personally so very proud and impressed with our young families today–may you always be blessed for the love in your heart–and may your son have a blessed life–. THE LOVE OF MANY PEOPLE COMES TO YOU AND THE WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN YOUR SON HAS BECOME–WITH GUIDANCE AND LOVE FROM HIS DEVOTED MOTHER. we wish you love and JOY FOREVER. gm
June 30, 2015 @ 10:52 am
I am SO VERY PROUD you are a fellow American! Fair Winds and Following Seas.
July 1, 2015 @ 7:32 am
I am not American. I am English, British. I am very pro USA.I know tthis bo y is one to be proud off, however his GODD deed has carried around the world and many of non- Americans are PROUD for you, he is an inspirastion to ALL who read about his unselfish deed and it lends hope for tthe futurre of the world.
God Bless Him always
July 2, 2015 @ 8:05 am
May God bless you always Myles for your kindness. You are a very strong young man. Isn’t Karma wonderful! You are a very special person and your Mom should be very proud of you. I am sure your father is watching your every move and is very proud of you too.
July 6, 2015 @ 1:49 pm
Myles – the world needs special people like you. Doing what you did produces more of them. Way to go!
C. A. Foote
July 7, 2015 @ 8:22 pm
“And a child shall lead them”
July 14, 2015 @ 10:02 am
Myles, you embody the true qualities of what it truly means to be an American. Americans have always gone to the aid of the helpless and oppressed and God willing we will continue to be able to do so. I am a proud American and you have made me prouder by your generosity and thinking of others. God Bless you.
Todd m flint
July 15, 2015 @ 10:49 pm
I only hope that someday in your time of need we can all be there for you! You are an inperation to us all….. Vermont loves you!
Mrs. Frankie Jim Bockman
July 18, 2015 @ 12:57 pm
Myles is an inspiration – a ray of hope! I pray that all children, Americans and other nationalitites, are filled with God’s love and compassion as Myles so innocently performed a very mature, loving memorial to his Dad, his Mom and to all soldiers. God Bless Myles and his family. And, God please Bless all war-orphaned children and their families!
Mrs. Frankie Jim Bockman
July 18, 2015 @ 12:57 pm
Myles is an inspiration – a ray of hope! I pray that all children, Americans and other nationalities, are filled with God’s love and compassion as Myles so innocently performed a very mature, loving memorial to his Dad, his Mom and to all soldiers. God Bless Myles and his family. And, God please Bless all war-orphaned children and their families!
July 20, 2015 @ 2:36 pm
I’d like to make a donation on line to Snowball Express. What is their email address???
July 22, 2015 @ 1:42 am
It is the spirit and love in your heart for others and the pride and love for your father that stands so tall for all to see. God Bless you.
July 28, 2015 @ 12:50 pm
This is the kind of person we need to build this country back up.
August 2, 2015 @ 8:02 pm
This was an awesome story about an incredible young man with great character, generosity and insight. Miles you have made your Father proud in heaven; for “In as much as Love grows in you, so in you beauty grows, for Love is the beauty of the soul”… May God’s blessings be with you, your mom and family today and always…Remember: that there is no greater gift than to lay down one’s life for another…Your Father has proven this and this nation owes him a debt that can never be repaid in this life.
August 3, 2015 @ 9:24 pm
Amazing story, adorable young man!
August 4, 2015 @ 10:46 pm
What an awesome young man. He is blessed to have a Mom who kept his Dad’s spirit alive and Miles who carried it further than most.
August 5, 2015 @ 3:54 pm
As a Marine that served in Vietnam, I want to say that I am deaply touched. Semper Fi good friend.
August 12, 2015 @ 10:33 am
If all Americans had your compassion, this Country would be great again.
November 14, 2015 @ 8:05 pm
at 10:29my best memories of my dad when i was yongeur go fishing, or play yard darts, or horse shoes. then my parents split in 1971. but i got back together with him when i was older we still had good times. but in 1999 things got bad for him.He had cancer but the best memory of him was in his last few days with us recalling all the good times. i still miss him alot.
August 18, 2015 @ 11:41 am
It is always nice to hear a story of people going out of their way to help the veterans.
August 22, 2015 @ 11:42 am
Touched my heart – tears, lump in throat, and gratitude for living in this country!
August 24, 2015 @ 1:30 am
Myles, you made my day! There is too much bad news on the news today and we need to hear good news like yours. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. You have inspired a lot of people by your act of kindness and it will keep inspiring them.What a legacy you have started!
August 24, 2015 @ 2:58 pm
God Bless you Myles! I sat here with the lump in my throat and tears in my eyes! Your sweet innocence and love for your dad that you have not known other than through photos and stories has touched so many others because of one kind deed. You are awesome!
September 2, 2015 @ 5:39 pm
How proud we are of you! Your dad is so proud of you and his life has meant so much to all of us. We are very confident you are doing what he would want you to do! Cindy
September 11, 2015 @ 1:07 am
What a wonderful way to honor your Dad, who is a true hero. I know without a doubt that he is aware of your good deed and very proud of you! Your Mom is also a very special person, and is raising you to be exactly like your Dad – thoughtful, selfless, and loving. God Bless you, Myles, and your whole family.
John & Eleanor McNaugher
September 12, 2015 @ 5:16 pm
What a wonderful son you have become – I’m sure your father in Heaven is looking down and smiling – very proud of you and what you are doing – and have accomplished!!!!! By Father, I mean your own father, but also God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit – I hope you are praying every day or evening (even popcorn prayers whenever) . Does your Mom take you to church – I hope so – there you will learn about where your father is and other relatives and friends – and I hope you accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord, so you will be with your father someday (all of them!!)
God bless you and protect you!!!!!
Marie De Haai
September 20, 2015 @ 4:15 pm
Myles, what a kind and wonderful young man you are. I am sure your father is surrounding you with love and praising your mother on the values that you have been taught . If the world would only have more people such as yourself it would be a better place. Today I am grateful for receiving this e-mail and learning of your wonderful kindness.
September 24, 2015 @ 2:49 pm
You are inspiration to us all. We need more kids like you. If I had a son, I would be proud to have a son like you. Keep up the good work!
November 14, 2015 @ 7:47 pm
at 20:36I have entered a lot og gieyawavs lately whick means i now see a lot of bloggers on my news feds, many of them are constantly posting their referral links to site such as swagbucks and superpoints. Sharing the love would be nice .have a competion that would allow the winner to post a referral link so they can get someone signed up under them. Many people quickly give up on superpoints because you can’t cash out without referrals so this will not only help your readers but will help the bloggers because your referral will be active.Kristi V
November 14, 2015 @ 8:03 pm
I have entered a lot og gwaeiyavs lately whick means i now see a lot of bloggers on my news feds, many of them are constantly posting their referral links to site such as swagbucks and superpoints. Sharing the love would be nice .have a competion that would allow the winner to post a referral link so they can get someone signed up under them. Many people quickly give up on superpoints because you can’t cash out without referrals so this will not only help your readers but will help the bloggers because your referral will be active.Kristi V
September 25, 2015 @ 2:31 pm
Miles, you are fortunate to have your fathers blood flowing thru your veins, but you are equally fortunate to have a Mom who has raised you to be caring, forth right and a stand up guy. One of your many friends and admirerers, Bob
November 14, 2015 @ 8:07 pm
my best memories of my dad when i was yngoeur go fishing, or play yard darts, or horse shoes. then my parents split in 1971. but i got back together with him when i was older we still had good times. but in 1999 things got bad for him.He had cancer but the best memory of him was in his last few days with us recalling all the good times. i still miss him alot.
October 4, 2015 @ 1:09 am
Hi Myles – What you did in memory of your dad was one terrific thing. Your mom has raised a fantastic young man.
October 4, 2015 @ 2:52 am
Dear Myles, God must have been whispering in your ear, giving you the thought to give the $20 to another soldier, “paying it forward” Your generosity is a fine example for all your generation. Your thoughtfulness was rewarded by rewarding your family with enough funds for your schooling and to live a comfortable life. Many blessings to you and your mom.
November 14, 2015 @ 8:09 pm
Good to hear from you Mike. I always know eatcxly what to write to get you to pipe up, right? Reasonable people can disagree on these rankings, but Syracuse did just lose AT HOME to Pitt by DOUBLE DIGITS. I understand the Kansas-Cornell analogy by we all know Kansas would beat Cornell 9 out of 10 times. That’s the definition of a fluke. Can we say that about Pitt-Cuse? I don’t think so. Let me see more and then I will adjust accordingly. As for West Virginia and Villanova, I’ve had them 1-2 in that order since October and I see no reason to change that right now. Nova losing to Temple in one of those crazy Big 5 games (where upsets are commonplace) doesn’t upset the apple cart in my mind. Again, it’ll all play out. I actually enjoyed Boeheim’s postgame after Seton Hall, even his potshot at the media about OOC schedule strength (at least the quotes were interesting and usable). Much better than the normal blah-blah-blah you get from a lot of the other guys. Bitter, the point about last year’s Big East is how it was the deepest league ever. Obviously no league was better at the top than those mid-80s Big Easts. If it makes you feel better the next time it comes up I will put an asterisk and a footnote making this distinction. Piratefocus,I’ve been beating the drums for Fero Hall as you know, but he is way too small to play center in the Big East. Have you seen the size of the postmen on the other teams? Big John is a space-eater and is useful in short spurts (alas, his knees have robbed him of the rest). Fero has to beef up big-time before he can hold his own at center for any reasonable lengths.
October 9, 2015 @ 8:21 pm
A refreshing story in a world of trouble.
October 13, 2015 @ 6:11 am
Congratulation Miles! You are a great example to follow! May you always be happy and healthy!
October 14, 2015 @ 3:06 pm
Miles thank you from all of us soldiers passed and present. God bless you and your mother. You are a Hero in my eyes
October 15, 2015 @ 10:45 am
God bless you and your family!
October 15, 2015 @ 10:47 am
October 15, 2015 @ 11:10 am
What a beautiful world this would be if there were more Miles in this world. God Bless you Miles. Your Dad is smiling down on you. Job well done.
October 16, 2015 @ 3:08 am
That was a great thing you did. Stand proud. We need more people like you in our World, it would certainly be a better place. I’m sure your Dad is smiling down on you and very proud of you.. 🙂
October 17, 2015 @ 6:50 pm
Myles, that was a very kind gesture on your part. I am a Vietnam Veteran and your kindness is admirable. Veterans do not get the respect and help they deserve. You are an inspiration to others. I am sure your Father has a very proud grin on his face. Keep up the good work.
October 21, 2015 @ 1:42 pm
YOU ARE ONE GREAT INDIVIDUAL.
October 22, 2015 @ 8:24 pm
THAT YOUNG MAN’S DAD LIVES ON THROUGH HIM.. HIS DAD GAVE ALL AND PASSED THE TORCH TO HIM.. WE CAN BE ASSURED THAT MYLES WILL BE HEARD FROM MANY MORE TIMES.
October 23, 2015 @ 10:24 am
Myles, I am certain that your dad is looking down from heaven and smiling, because his son is an amazing young man! I think you are very much like your dad. You, like your dad did an awesome thing and I think you are someone very special, just like your dad. Thank you, Miss Pat
October 23, 2015 @ 11:47 am
WOW! What a wonderful young man you are. I feel certain that both of your parents are extremely proud of you. Your act of caring will likely inspire other young people to think of others, as well. Best of luck to you in the future.
October 24, 2015 @ 10:53 am
God bless you and your family. You have made a big impact on a lot of people. Thank you.
October 25, 2015 @ 12:39 pm
What a wonderful story! And the lad gave it him self .Only in America Land of the Free and The Home of The Brave!!!!
October 25, 2015 @ 6:44 pm
What an inspiration. I will pass forward $20 to someone this week. THANK YOU.
October 29, 2015 @ 9:58 pm
Followed this from the beginning. Fine and poignant example of what this tragic war has produced such a
fine young man who really knows the meaning of sacrifice and sharing with your fellow men- a lesson for
all of us to profit by.
October 30, 2015 @ 2:15 pm
What an awesome gesture from a caring young man. Your act of kindness and selflessness will surely bring many good things your way. I know your Dad is so proud of you and so am I. Thank you.
October 30, 2015 @ 11:33 pm
Young man, you are some kind of special. I am also a Veteran and I wanted to thank you for your service. It means a lot for someone to recognize and say HI to one of us. Thank you, for your small but wonderful gift to that family.
October 31, 2015 @ 4:25 pm
A lovely story of a super young man.
November 1, 2015 @ 5:06 am
Miles is a gold star kid. His dad is surely proud of him. So are millions of other Americans.
November 2, 2015 @ 8:36 am
What a special boy you are, I have a grandson who just entered the military and it makes me feel happy that there are kids like you in our world when we have so much hate and unrest. Thank you Miles and God Bless.
November 3, 2015 @ 2:55 pm
What a very special young man you are Myles. Your father would be so proud of you as is your mother.
November 3, 2015 @ 7:53 pm
Myles, You are an angel here on earth, your dad would be extremely proud of you. He is watching over you every day.
November 4, 2015 @ 7:50 pm
What an inspiration and a great example you are to us all, Myles! May God bless you always for your big heart. Your Mom and Dad must be extremely proud of you. Your Dad is smiling big from heaven!
November 6, 2015 @ 9:25 pm
GREAT KID WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE HIM
November 7, 2015 @ 12:09 pm
Oh Myles, how you send my heart soaring!! May GOD bless you in everything you do. May GOD wrap you in HIS protective hands and watch over you for your entire life. May GOD guide you toward a life that will showcase your obvious love and faith. RTB
November 7, 2015 @ 12:31 pm
you are an incredible young man Myles , not many today have your kind of thought fullness I really respect you for that and also thank you for your father’s service. I am also an 83 yr. old veteran. God bless you.
November 8, 2015 @ 8:43 pm
What a wonderful child to be so giving……..what a wonderful Mother to teach him these values!!!
November 9, 2015 @ 10:29 am
…”Being Smart is knowing what is…being Wise is knowing what matters”…YOU are both Smart and Wise Myles. Bless you and your Mom. Love from ,Grandma Mary
November 10, 2015 @ 1:34 pm
Myles, you are blessed and wise. Your Mom is an Angel on earth and your Dad is an Angel looking down on you from heaven. Thank you for teaching the rest of us that paying it forward is a simple blessing that we can learn!
November 10, 2015 @ 6:27 pm
Myles you and your Mom are Truly Blessed and I know your dad is looking down at you as your Guardian Angel and I know he is very proud for your Good Deed.God Bless You and your Mom.
November 11, 2015 @ 11:26 am
Myles you are one incredible wonderful young man. Many in this country can learn a great deal from your actions. I know how proud your Mom must be of you and please know we all are proud of you! America will be in good hands in the future with children like you to run it. God Bless You!
November 11, 2015 @ 6:07 pm
There was never a truer form of Patriotism than what this young man has shown.
We can all take a lesson in respect and honor from Myles.
November 13, 2015 @ 11:19 am
What wonderful, selfless story. I agree with a previous comment With young people like you our must
be in good hands. Yes and you made me shed a tear. From a former soldier, bless you!
Steven N. Chiolan
November 13, 2015 @ 5:57 pm
Myles, you are truly an amazing young man with a great heart and much more mature than your young years reflect. I am sure that your father is very, very proud of you! The world is a much better place with people like you in it.
I see only great things and accomplishments for you in the years ahead. If only our world leaders and politicians showed as much heart, love, compassion and maturity as you do! God bless you and your family!
November 14, 2015 @ 8:40 pm
I always enjoy Seth’s ihigsnts as a breath of fresh air especially with CBS embracing people like Billy Packer, whose over-stated commentary got old quickly then his replacement Clark Kellogg’s his faux-Clyde routine One of the things Seth conveniently forgets is that some of the cupcake games are regionally politically correct I think that UCONN being on the bubble might be more of a reality with Coach Calhoun’s medical leave of absence Coach Blainey was a genius hire but he’s not Coach Calhoun I am hoping the American Sports Vatican (aka Notre Dame) falls off that bubble they need to establish a reputation of athletic excellence, not just a memory of the Digger Days !!!Glad to see someone speaking nationally about Da Hall and I agree with his evalaution !!!Lastly, I certainly hope Duke’s Singler stays for his senior year it will help the team and recognize that he’s not an NBA calibre player now and might never be
November 15, 2015 @ 12:51 pm
If There Were More People In This World Like You, It Would Be A Wonderful World To Live In!
Your Mother Has A Right To Be Proud Of You, & I Am Sure Your Dad Is Very Proud Of You, & Is Smiling Down From Heaven, Knowing What A Wonderful Son He Has! I Want Too thank You And Your Mother For Your Father’s Supreme Sacrifice & Service For Our Country May He R.I.P.
November 15, 2015 @ 5:38 pm
What more proof do we need to see that a small deed can make a huge in other peoples’ lives, lilke the stone thrown into a pond.
November 16, 2015 @ 10:20 am
May the joy and happiness that you have shared multiply back to you, only to bounce back upon this hopeful world of ours. You have shown a love way above “things”. Your parents, grandparents and nation are very proud of you.
November 16, 2015 @ 12:16 pm
Myles, you truly are a GOLD STAR kid!!!!
WOW! Read this at my office and the tears said it all.
All parents on earth and in heaven are proud of you, especially your dad!
So young, and you have already left your mark on the world.
I commend your mother as well for being a strong woman and raising such a gentleman.
November 16, 2015 @ 10:58 pm
WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY AND REMARKABLE YOUNG MAN. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. I WISH MORE STORIES LIKE THIS WERE BROADCASTED I LIEU OF ALL THE NEGATIVE THAT IS AIRED.
November 17, 2015 @ 11:30 am
Young man you are a winner. Your mother is a wonderful teacher of LOVE God Bless you both in everything to which you put your heart and hands. Rev. Tommy
November 20, 2015 @ 4:37 pm
Myles, you are such a hero with a kind and loving heart.
November 17, 2015 @ 12:28 pm
You are a wonderful and loving young man. You will meet your dad someday, and he will tell you how proud he is. I also know that you have a wonderful loving mom. May God Bless you.
November 19, 2015 @ 3:21 pm
It is always sweet, heart warming and often astonishing when a child willing gives away a toy or treasured keepsake.
But this boy held money in his hand and without taking time to think of all the really great toys he could buy with it he, instead chose to give the money to a soldier. His parents are proud, family and friends, teachers all are amazed.
I feel this is a young man to WATCH as years pass. Keep us posted — Tommy sets an example for his friends and many others he has yet to meet. His father had to be a wonderful example. God bless Tommy and his dear mother.
November 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
What a wonderful, beautiful gesture from a sweet young man. He started something that he never thought would happen. His dad, I’m sure, is looking down on him everyday and telling him how great a boy he is and how much he is loved. To think of others and especially our servicemen. Beautiful! Great job, mom, for raising such a thoughtful young man. God bless you and your family. Have a great holiday this season!!
Elizabeth Brennen Brown
November 19, 2015 @ 6:39 pm
What an exceptional boy to give his money to a soldier that he didn’t even know.
God Bless he and his MOM, She must be so proud of him and has given this special boy an exceptional upbringing.
She must be feel blessed to have him as an unbelievable compassionate young man.
November 21, 2015 @ 9:07 am
Myles, you are an incredibly compassionate young man. Your parents and extended family members have every right to be extremely proud of you. They are doing an exemplary job of raising you to be a wonderful citizen. All of America loves you for this unselfish act of supporting our military members. Have a wonderful holiday and a healthy and prosperous new year.
November 21, 2015 @ 12:52 pm
Myles, What a wonderful example you are to others, your dad is smiling and very proud of you in heaven! God bless you for what you have done and continue to do-may you and your family have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!!
November 21, 2015 @ 8:01 pm
What a wonderful inspiring story! I admire you young man, you’ll be a wonderful nice man and more of blessing is on your way. God is watching…
November 21, 2015 @ 8:27 pm
I salute you my young friend. I wish a lot of people would embrace your patriotism. Your Dad IS very proud of you, as am I.
November 23, 2015 @ 1:51 am
Myles, you followed your heart and you will never go wrong when you do that. You are a brave young man, May God continue to Bless and Keep you and your family.
November 23, 2015 @ 8:17 am
November 24, 2015 @ 1:42 am
You are a great son Myles & I know your Dad would be very proud of you. Let me know where I can donate. God Bless
First Sergeant Bill Lyons E-8
November 24, 2015 @ 1:02 pm
Myles, I too was a Soldier, for over 24 years, but now I’m retired and living in Florida. I have just received from a friend in Arizona, your story of finding a $20.00 bill in the parking lot of the Cracker Barrel, but instead of keeping it, you passed the found Twenty to another Soldier, because i reminded you of your own Dad, who was unfortunately, killed while he was in uniform. After reading your story on my computer it brought tears to my eyes, because of the loss of your Dad, but because you “Paid it Forward” to another military man as a “Random Act of Kindness”–Myles, your going to grow up to become quite a man that your whole family can be very proud of! Sincerely, first Sergeant Bill Lyons
November 24, 2015 @ 6:42 pm
God Bless you little man, you are one in a million and I know that your Daddy is watching over you and your Mom every single day and will continue to do so for the rest of your lives.
November 25, 2015 @ 11:33 am
You are an inspiration to us all, Myles, and I’m sure that your dad will welcome you with open arms one day…
December 1, 2015 @ 9:38 am
Myles, your dad must be so proud of you… God bless you and your mom and I am sure He has blessed your dad for all he did for all of us. Don’t ever change,
December 2, 2015 @ 11:54 pm
Miles: This message is sent to you by a former Marine Sgt. during the Korean Conflict.I admire your courage and thoughtfulness and pray that God will continue to keep you in loving care. Your Dad was so fortunate to have you for a son!
December 3, 2015 @ 10:46 pm
MYLES YOU ARE AN EXTREMELY AMAZING YOUNG MAN. YOUR DAD IS SO PROUD OF YOU.
December 3, 2015 @ 10:52 pm
Miles, You set a pace that inspires us all. You do your Dad proud and make us proud of you
December 3, 2015 @ 11:52 pm
Wow! Your mom must be a special lady to have raised a fine young man like you! Your Dad is looking down on you with so much pride & joy because you have shown such a loving & generous heart ! Your respect & desire to help those in the military because of your dad service is uplifting & heart warming ! It is a joy to know a young man like you !
I am sad for your loss but grateful for your dad’s sacrifice ! God bless you & your mom!
George L Kays
December 5, 2015 @ 8:37 am
Myles What a Terriic Little Boy wish you were mine Your mother has to be proud As Your Dad would be to.
may God bless you always Korea 1953 ps a real tear jerker GLK
December 5, 2015 @ 6:56 pm
Myles you are the best. What a great way to pay it forward. I know your Dad is looking down and very thankful that you are his son!!!
December 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
I Hug back to you all. We shall not forget the child’s beautiful heart. God says “Have a FAITH in him like a child.”
December 6, 2015 @ 6:44 pm
And just think, if no one signed up for the military, we wouldn’t need all this blubbering.
December 6, 2015 @ 9:09 pm
It is heart warming to know that one little boy has so much compassion for his father and his country. His example should be followed across the nation. The world would be better off knowing it.
December 7, 2015 @ 10:50 am
Myles, you are a wonderful young man. Your gift was such a kind thing to do. I am going to send a check to Snowball Express to keep your gift going forward. Thank you so much.
December 8, 2015 @ 10:41 am
Myles, not only is your Dad watching this video but so is Jesus. You might not know it but Jesus has a book with YOUR name written in it with a star after your name. This star means that YOU are very precious to Jesus just as you are to every one who watches your video. Just as precious as you are to your Dad. May God bless you as you go through life knowing you have brought smiles – and tears – to so many people with your kindness to that soldier.
December 8, 2015 @ 3:10 pm
December 9, 2015 @ 2:17 pm
Do you have a problem with kindness and love so that you have to unsubscribe rather than read about it? if so, you have my deepest sympathy.
December 9, 2015 @ 2:29 pm
Much more so than all of the kindness and love in the whole world, wouldn’t it be infinitely better if this boy still had his father! Just think, if no one signed up for the military, there would be no need for all of this blubbering.
December 9, 2015 @ 5:28 pm
If no one signed up for the Military, we might all be speaking another language than English: German, Russian, Japanese, Arabic….who knows? A world without war or conflict would be wonderful; I can’t imagine there are many Americans who enjoy what war does. But, we don’t live in that kind of world and not having a defense isn’t going to make much difference unless we are willing to simply be subjects of someone else’s philosophy and dictates.
December 8, 2015 @ 11:16 pm
The story shows there are still wonderful people in our great country. The only thing that was wrong is when the announcer said “if” he was heard in heaven. How do you think that this story became so big? God blessed the gift!
Biker Ron St. Charles, Il.
December 10, 2015 @ 6:36 am
Thank you for being the ” MAN ” you are, we can only hope other kids will learn from you how valuable our veterans are. You are one awesome person!!!!
December 10, 2015 @ 2:34 pm
What a special young man this is! The scripture says ” ….and a little child shall lead them,” and he has in Myles!
December 10, 2015 @ 4:21 pm
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your story. You are a very kind boy. I’m sure your brave Dad in heaven was looking down at you and smiling with love and pride.
December 10, 2015 @ 6:39 pm
Myles you are and inspiration to everyone. May god bless you and your mother.
December 10, 2015 @ 6:48 pm
What a great young man. I am honored to have met you through this story. EX Marine
Cpl. Leslie Duplan 83yrs young.
December 10, 2015 @ 10:57 pm
I SALUTE you young MAN and I also SALUTE your MOM for raising such a caring SON.
Our Country will always be in good hands with the likes of you.
December 11, 2015 @ 12:02 am
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”Jimi Hendrix Myles , llyou have shown me and the world the POWER OF LOVE….
December 11, 2015 @ 10:13 am
God Bless you.What an unselfish thing to do. Your Dad is smiling down on you.
December 11, 2015 @ 8:52 pm
Myles, you are a blessing and an inspiration to all of us. My tears are of sadness and joy, sadness for the loss of your father and joy for all those you have reached out to help. You are a special young man.
December 12, 2015 @ 7:56 am
I finished watching the story with tears in my eyes and a wish that it could be replayed in every elementary school in America, especially these next two weeks before Christmas! What a dear little boy. What a wise and wonderful Mom. And thanks to the “good soldier” for passing on the $20 and especially Myles’s note. Best present possible for all of us this Holiday.
Dave a prayer for Miles
December 12, 2015 @ 1:06 pm
Sometimes when the stars line up so perfectly things happen. Miles, his Mom, his Dad, the death of his Dad, the visit to The Cracker Barrel, the $20 bill, the jester to another solder and the future of Miles. I would give anything to be a fly, a butterfly, a bird, anything that may silently follow his future because you just know he is infinitely more valuable than pure gold, pure platinum, or a prayer to God!
December 12, 2015 @ 6:43 pm
God Bless Him and may God give him a charmed and bountiful life!!! Myles you are the teacher and guardian of all our hopes and dreams. May we all learn from you!!
December 12, 2015 @ 10:29 pm
Your Dad would be very proud of you. God bless you. Merry Christmas
James C. Sartori
December 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Myles you are a truly remarkable person. Your Dad and family have to be very proud of you. I am a Retired Mass. State Police Officer and I salute your Dad for his service and sacrifice as well as salute you because I consider
you a real Trooper. Merry Christmas to you and your family
December 13, 2015 @ 11:19 pm
How proud your mom must be and I’m sure your dad is looking down and smiling at such a wonderful selfless young man you have become.
December 14, 2015 @ 9:26 am
God bless you, Myles, you are a great young man and an asset to this world. More blessings to your mother for doing the work it takes to rear the asset that you are. Your father is smiling down on both of you and cheering you on! The world needs more like you.
December 14, 2015 @ 11:12 am
You are a very special person Myles, and you make everyone who sees your story very proud that we have someone like you in our country. We are blessed by your presence. Your Dad must be so happy rejoicing with God about you. He must be also rejoicing over how great a Mother you have. Thank you.
December 14, 2015 @ 12:33 pm
You make me proud to be a parent, an American and the daughter of soldier. It was a wonderful and selfless thing you did and the soldier you gave the money too will never forget your words. You have already made a big difference in the world at your young age
December 14, 2015 @ 12:33 pm
You make me proud to be a parent, an American and the daughter of soldier. It was a wonderful and selfless thing you did and the soldier you gave the money to will never forget your words. You have already made a big difference in the world at your young age
December 14, 2015 @ 12:54 pm
All children are Gods.blessing and purity and unselfish Love and Myles Eckert is everyone’s blessing during the Christmas. Thankyou, Myles to remeber us that we all need to have.God Bless You.
December 14, 2015 @ 4:43 pm
Cannot help but but emotional. What a wonderful story and more wonderful that it is a true story. How proud that mother must of her son, Myles. God bless that wonderful young man.
December 14, 2015 @ 8:16 pm
The whole country is proud of you Myles.
December 14, 2015 @ 9:49 pm
That is the most beautiful story. Remember Myles, your Dad is always with you and watches over you and sees what a great son you are. He is so very proud of you and I’m sure telling all of his friends in heaven what a very special boy you are.
God Bless you and your family! Have a Very Merry Christmas…
December 14, 2015 @ 11:16 pm
Thank you for your kindness. It is so wonderful to see that there really are some awesome people in this crazy world of ours. To you and your family all the very best.
From Lois in New Zealand.
December 15, 2015 @ 4:35 pm
Tyank you, Myles. Your Dad must be very proud of you.
Senior Chief Bill Antonowicz
December 15, 2015 @ 10:22 pm
Myles. II A am sure you may have read or heard the saying that it is better to give than it is to receive. I am also sure that you better than a lot ,,know this is very true. YOU HAVE LIVED THE FEELING.I AM SURE YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU.I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF US OUT THERE THT WOULD BE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU AS OUR SON. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
December 15, 2015 @ 11:14 pm
MYLES……YOU ARE MY HERO! YOUR MOM RAISED A GREAT BOY!
December 16, 2015 @ 11:25 am
Myles, you are a “Wonderful” young man who did a very selfless thing with the $20 & I know your Dad is smiling down from heaven with so much pride for you. God bless you!
December 16, 2015 @ 1:43 pm
You are a very special young man, and I am sure your Mom is just as special. After all, she raised you. I know for a fact that your dad is smiling down on your from heaven. That is where all good soldiers go. He is surely so proud of you and wants you to know how much he loves you.
December 16, 2015 @ 2:28 pm
Miles, You are a wonderful young man. I know your Dad is very proud of you for I know he’s looking down from Heaven!! Your Mom is raising you the right way! I love you very much!!
December 17, 2015 @ 12:28 am
Very moving a good thing for all to see,I would like to give him a Big hug.
December 17, 2015 @ 6:58 pm
You are man long before your time. God Speed thru life.
December 17, 2015 @ 10:46 pm
What a brave young man you are Miles! God will bless you for your gift to the soldiers!
Jon L. Steenson
December 18, 2015 @ 2:23 pm
I wish I could do as much as this young boy to help our troops.
Jon L. Steenson
CPT USAR Ret.
M/SGT. john m. owens,usmc, ret.
December 18, 2015 @ 6:57 pm
Semper Fi, Myles! keep the faith!
December 18, 2015 @ 7:33 pm
GOD BLESS U MYLES. YOUR DAD WOULD BE PROUD OF U RIGHT NOW. TOO BAD THERE AREN’T MORE KIDS LIKE U.
Cy & Harriet
December 19, 2015 @ 2:38 pm
Myles, you are awesome. You are a special young man. Your dad is up there beaming down on you.
December 19, 2015 @ 7:21 pm
How does one donate to Snowball express
from a old Army grunt
December 20, 2015 @ 9:53 pm
Dear Myles God bless you and your family. VN 67 68
December 21, 2015 @ 3:18 pm
The world would be a better place if there were more kids like you. I am certain your dad has a huge smile on his face, and your mom must be so proud of you.
December 21, 2015 @ 3:31 pm
Miles, what a beautiful, loving act you performed. Not only would your dad be proud of you, but anyone who reads about you is proud–proud and very touched. Your story touched my heart so much. It made me cry and thank God that there are little boys like you.
December 21, 2015 @ 3:44 pm
God bless your warm and caring heart, Myles. Your dad is looking down and smiling because he is so proud of you. What a difference one kind gesture can make, the best life lesson of all. Have a Merry Christmas!
December 22, 2015 @ 9:16 am
i cryed. i served.
December 22, 2015 @ 11:04 am
This mother should be so proud. She is doing something very right in raising this young man to think of others. God bless you all!
December 22, 2015 @ 11:55 am
Myles, you are an inspiration to all humankind. Your actions speak louder than words and gives us a fine example of what we are supposed to do with our lives, loving one another, and giving of ourselves in service to others as your dad did. Your mother has done an awesome in rearing you to be the fine young man you have become. May you and your mom continue to be so blessed, and may those blessings continue to multiply in return.
December 22, 2015 @ 12:37 pm
God bless you, Myles! What a wonderful thing you have done! I know your dad in Heaven watches everything you do and is so proud of you for your kindness toward the soldier. Your dad’s love is always with you.
December 22, 2015 @ 1:02 pm
Myles, you are an inspiration to all of us who have been fortunate enough to hear your story!
December 22, 2015 @ 3:58 pm
This lovely child`s Buddha Nature has not been obscured. May it continue to grow. When asked about His religion, the Dalai Lama simply answered that it is Kindness.
K. A. Brown
December 22, 2015 @ 10:14 pm
What a wonderful young man to do such a generous thing. Your father would be proud of you as I am sure your mother is.
December 23, 2015 @ 8:43 am
Your Dad would be very proud of you – I know I am. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
December 23, 2015 @ 9:37 am
Such a big heart on such a little boy. Your father must be so proud! I know your mother is. Being a single parent family can be hard at times. Holidays are never what they could be, I know. You are a wise and brave little man already. Stay safe for your mom.
December 23, 2015 @ 12:39 pm
DEAR LITTLE ANGEL,
I PRAY WE WILL SEE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE WITH THE KINDNESS OF YOUR HEART. I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO SEE YOU IN PERSON AND GIVE YOU A HUG. PRAYERS FOR YOU TO CONTINUE TO BE THE LOVABLE, CUTE, SWEET YOUNG MAN YOU ARE AS YOU GROW UP.
LOVINGLY, MRS. BARBARA WHITE I AM 81 YRS. OLD AND THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY.
December 23, 2015 @ 3:18 pm
Myles is an amazing young man, what a big heart he has with so much compassion. God bless you and your family and especially your dad who is in heaven, looking down upon you and your family with such pride of his son, also loving all of you and wishing you the very best of everything.
December 23, 2015 @ 6:55 pm
Your Dad, and so many of us are so very proud of you.
God Bless you.
December 24, 2015 @ 8:14 am
myles you are a very special boy your father would be so very proud of you as is the whole world merry christmas your story has brought me so much joy i thank you so much
December 24, 2015 @ 10:43 am
What a great young man, a model citizen for other kids. I was raised without a father and am a Vietnam Veteran.
December 24, 2015 @ 2:29 pm
There is some goodness after all..Myles has proven his mettle..May we all do the same in some small way..what a place it would be
December 24, 2015 @ 9:23 pm
Way to go Myles. Your dad is looking down on you and is very proud of you .
December 25, 2015 @ 7:18 am
Hi Myles!! I just wanted to tell you that you are THE COOLEST kid in the world and I would bet a Zillion dollars that your dad said those very words within seconds of seeing you born. You are so awesome for passing forward that $20 to a soldier that you never even met, because he reminded you of your dad. Your father was a brave and loving man Myles. A real-life Superman, who sacrificed, for the love of others and to keep you, your mom, and the entire country safe. He put others before himself and so did you. Wow, Myles, you are just like your dad! Your random act of kindness is being talked about all over this country and we all are getting to hear this great story about not just one hero, but two. Two heroes in ONE family. You know, usually on the news we see someone on video stealing money but this video shows a young man who finds money and passes it forward. Today is Christmas, 2015 and I’m reading your story for the first time ever. Look how one act of love can spread SO far and SO long. One person CAN make a difference. God’s plan for you are very clear. Thanks Myles, for this Christmas gift! A gift of love is the BEST gift of all. And yours, my friend, is PRICELESS! Merry Christmas from New Jersey. Ms. Pacana .
December 25, 2015 @ 7:39 pm
This young man is to be commended. Tells me something about the people raising him. Bless his heart. He will grow up to be a wonderful addition to his community & country!
December 26, 2015 @ 8:01 pm
Wow! What a wonderful boy you are. You life will be filled w/love always.
December 26, 2015 @ 10:22 pm
Just having an understanding of “Paying Forward” is awesome.
December 27, 2015 @ 1:11 pm
Being the mother, wife, daughter-in-law, and sister of Soldiers, this little boy is also my Hero!
December 27, 2015 @ 3:11 pm
What a wonderful Child you have.
NANCY M. WILCOX
December 27, 2015 @ 11:07 pm
GOD loves you and your beautiful heart. What a wonderful model for all people!
December 28, 2015 @ 2:31 pm
God bless you Myles?
December 28, 2015 @ 2:32 pm
God bless you Myles?
December 28, 2015 @ 2:32 pm
God bless you Myles?
December 28, 2015 @ 2:32 pm
God bless you Myles?
December 29, 2015 @ 1:55 am
That was such a great and thoughtful story, I cried. I have several relatives that have fought for our country and I have married to a navy vet of 30 years. I love ready about people paying it forward. I have taught this very thing when I was a teacher. When you give your time, thoughts, prayers or money, the feeling of peace comes over you and it is a great feeling that you want to do more.
Ellen Murray Tibbe
December 29, 2015 @ 7:39 am
Myles you probably do not realize how unusual what you did was! I have 6 daughters and 3 sons plus lots of grandchildren and greats.( nearly 70 beautiful children) We just got together as a family and ate lots of the best Pizza from Andreas . If you are every near Grant, Michigan I will treat you to a pizza from Andreas. ( if your mother agrees)They sent money for surgery for a young deaf man who lost his eye in an accident in Matamores , Mexico. Take care young man!
December 30, 2015 @ 2:26 pm
Myles, you are a very special person and your Dad is very proud.
December 30, 2015 @ 9:16 pm
Dear Myles, You have taught many people a lesson in kindness. Keep on being the wonderful person that you are
and the world will be a better place for all waho are touched by this. God Bless you and your family.
December 31, 2015 @ 11:33 am
I try to do three good deeds a day, but your good deed really touched my heart.
My husband was a Marine and passed away in 2012.
I would like to donate something, but don’t know how to send it to you.
Please e-mail me your address.
December 31, 2015 @ 4:27 pm
G-d bless this child and his family.
January 1, 2016 @ 12:33 am
Dear Myles, thank you for being so courageous and doing such an awesome act of love. I know your Dad and God are both so proud of you. God Bless you always.
Ken & Debbie wise
January 1, 2016 @ 2:40 pm
What a wonderful attitude you and your mom have! Many blessings to you both. Thank you both for your dad/husband serving our country! One day you will see him again in heaven.
j s reder
January 1, 2016 @ 8:11 pm
The “tree” in this young man’s life is gone, but he quite obviously learned a great amount from his Dad and Mom,
and that’s what we need to nurture in this generation………..God Bless You Myles for leading the way……
January 1, 2016 @ 10:11 pm
Dear Scott, my wife and I, both in our mid-70’s, watched your incredibly admirable and moving story; we could not contain ourselves; we cried. Perhaps your proud parents, who obviously raised you well, had shown you a Netflix movie entitled “Pay It Forward”. That’s what you did. God bless you.
Frank & Audrey DeCarlo, Florida
January 2, 2016 @ 1:40 pm
Congratulations to the Mom who is raising an amazing son who do doubt will accomplish great things in his life as well as many others through this effort started my the unselfish pay it forward. May God bless Mom and son as fhey continue make such a positive impact on lives of those who have lost a parent.
January 3, 2016 @ 8:10 pm
I am certain your father is very proud of you Myles. Everyone that hears the story of the $20. is very proud of you and now the money is helping a lot of other people. God Bless You.
January 3, 2016 @ 10:26 pm
Myles, everyone who has ever served in the military would be proud to call you their son. God bless you. We all love you.
January 5, 2016 @ 12:03 pm
Miles – from an old vet – God bless you.
January 7, 2016 @ 11:32 am
Myles, your Dad is so proud of you, he is busting his buttons up in Heaven!! You have made all of us stop and think about many things, but mostly about how I wish I was half as good a person as you are!! The world is blessed to have you in it,to remind us how we should be. Mom, you have a 1 in a million boy there, I know you know that already.
January 7, 2016 @ 4:29 pm
Myles your Dad is smiling in Heaven. Your Mom must be very proud of you. God bless you.
January 8, 2016 @ 9:46 am
Myles, thank you for being a good role model to all of us. Paying it
forward gives much love and kindness to our world today. You are
an awesome kid and a big thanks to your mom too!
January 8, 2016 @ 9:12 pm
Myles. you are a kind ,caring and generous young man.Your Mom must be so proud of you. And your Dad up in Heaven will always be smiling down on you. Bless you
January 9, 2016 @ 10:58 am
May God Bless You, Myles…Never change…What a wonderful thing you did and it has grown to touch many…I am sure your Dad is looking down…Probably telling the Angels, “That’s my Son.”
January 10, 2016 @ 1:14 am
Congratulations to Myles’ mother – she’s doing a great job raising an awesome son! God bless your whole family!
Luis L Montemayor Sr
January 10, 2016 @ 11:47 am
Myles…YOU ARE A SPECIAL KIND OF HUMAN BEING!!!!MAY GOD ALWAYS BE AT YOUR SIDE!!
January 10, 2016 @ 4:44 pm
Dear Myles ,
I lost my Dad when I was 5 years old… I know how hard that is.. I used to play a little game..I would think of my Dad,and he would be right by my side… If I was ever tempted to be a little naughty, I just couldn’t do it with my Dad watching me…Not that I would say I was perfect…but I could separate the little things from the big things in my mind…and those big things had to pass my Dad’s inspection..
.He had done his best in those 5 years to teach me the difference between good and bad….he is still teaching me, and I am 74 years old now… Trust me when I say that your Dad will always be with you, watching over you, helping you to follow the right path…keep making him proud and your Mom too…they are the best friends you will ever have in your life.
January 11, 2016 @ 10:16 am
Miles, my eyes are still filled with tears after reading your story. The church that I attend
regularly sends boxes to our military men stationed overseas filled with articles that might be difficult for them to obtain in a foreign country. We are adults and we should be concious of the needs of our soldiers, but I am amazed at your awareness and thoughtfulness. Both of your parents must be very proud of you, and even God who has a perfect Son, who gave His very life for sinners to be forgiven must’ve been smiling down on your act of kindness. God bless you. May you grow up with the same attitudes.
Mary Lou Wurmb
January 11, 2016 @ 12:05 pm
Miles, you are a tremendous young man. It was hard for me to hold back my tears while reading about you. Never change, you have set the standard for all of us! I know I will never pass up the opportunity to pay it forward to the young men and women of our military.
January 11, 2016 @ 1:02 pm
Thank you Miles. You are my hero! OK: “Pay it forward” is the new motto. I have a nephew in the US Army stationed in South Korea. Thank you for being a mentor! Wayne Bryan, Goodyear, Arizona
January 11, 2016 @ 2:39 pm
He is an amazing 9 year old. The compassion he has for the military was in his heart because his father was a soldier.
The picture of him at the cemetery, hugging his Father’s stone was very emotional for me. That says it all.
General Earl O'Loughlin USAF Ret
January 11, 2016 @ 6:07 pm
Miles-what you did got to the hearts oh us all-do you know that as the son of a fallen Military father you can go to West Point under special rules and selection-Keep that in mind as you grow older-you would make a lot of people proud
January 11, 2016 @ 7:22 pm
Touched my heart to tears.God Bless you on your life journey.You are very Special.??
January 11, 2016 @ 7:23 pm
Touched my heart to tears.God Bless you on your life journey.You are very Special.??
January 11, 2016 @ 9:59 pm
Myles, I know your Dad is so proud of you– he is telling everyone in Heaven–Hey- that’s My Son! What an awesome young man! You must have a great Mom also! Myles, God has a great plan for your life– this is just the beginning! Hang on and enjoy the ride. May God keep a hedge of protection around you and shower you with Blessings!
January 11, 2016 @ 11:24 pm
Myles, that was a good thing you did and your would be proud of you. I am sure he is watching from heaven and seeing what a fine son he has. Blessings now and as you grow to be a man and I pray you will always keep that giving heart.
Robert E Thompson
January 12, 2016 @ 11:45 am
Where can I send my $20 dollars ?
Robert E Thompson
January 12, 2016 @ 11:48 am
Where can I send My $20 ?
Lee & Sue
January 12, 2016 @ 7:46 pm
Great one Randy.
January 13, 2016 @ 3:49 pm
Very touching! His dad would be so proud of him.
January 13, 2016 @ 9:26 pm
Thank you Myles. Your generosity and kindness have inspired us all to be more charitable to others. You truly understand the American spirit. You make us all very proud.
January 13, 2016 @ 10:38 pm
we need more people like you this world be better off more love for every one.
January 14, 2016 @ 11:07 am
Miles, Your kindness is so thoughtful. I was in the Navy during the Vietnam war so I under stand your interest in
the military. Your Dad is so proud of you I know.
January 14, 2016 @ 11:44 am
You go guy, you know how this effected me, great kid, great cause
January 14, 2016 @ 12:58 pm
Miles,May God Bless you and your MOM. Thank you for being a GREAT PERSON.
January 15, 2016 @ 2:34 am
The Bible says ‘it is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Your giving certainly blessed a LOT of people, Myles. You are a sweet boy, and your dad must be so proud of you, and how your mom has raised you,
may God bless you back, abundantly, Bobbi
January 15, 2016 @ 12:56 pm
You are the best, Myles!! We all can follow your example of love and kindness. May the best always be in your life and with your family.
January 15, 2016 @ 8:41 pm
I mean OH WOW
January 16, 2016 @ 4:49 pm
This 9 year old boy has more of a heart than some 50 year old adult . We could all learn from him . My husband is retired military and it seems all military stick together. This child has a lot of people looking out for him. His dad would be really proud.
January 16, 2016 @ 5:36 pm
Myles, Great job little buddy. Your dad would be really proud of you.
January 16, 2016 @ 6:43 pm
Thank you Myles for reminding people what it’s like to be kind. It doesn’t always involve money, it means giving your heart and you have done this wonderful thing. It has reminded people what it means to be kind. Thank you again Myles and keep up the good feelings.
82 yrs. and loving every minute of it.
January 17, 2016 @ 10:35 am
The $20 found in the parking lot was a lost item that should have been given to a worker of the store to hold for a while in case the owner came back to claim it. The owner may have been very poor and $20 may have been a great deal of money to him or her. It’s a good thing Myles didn’t find a lost puppy in the parking lot. The video makes it look like Myles’ family entered the store, followed almost immediately by a soldier. It looks like it would have taken Myles about 10 – 15 minutes to write the note. Why did Myles write a note at all? Why didn’t he just hand the money to the soldier and verbalize the message that he wrote in the note? Accordiing to Wikipedia on the Internet, The “good deed” concept of “Pay it forward” is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor. This definition infers that paying it forward really benefits no one, because each beneficiary is to give the benefit to someone else in perpetuity, so paying it forward is just a waste. In this video, only the soldier actually paid it forward because he gave the $20 to someone else. Myles didn’t pay it forward, because he was the original benefactor. The other people who heard about this story and sent money to Myles are also not paying it forward, as Myles is the original benefactor. I’m sure Myles’ intentions were sincere, since he was misguided as to what should have been done with the $20, but a thief is a thief. It is entirely possible that the video does not convey all that happened surrounding this story, which may completely exonerate Myles.
Nelson E. Livingston
January 18, 2016 @ 12:54 pm
After reading Raji Uuyarveda comments, it’s not hard to see what is wrong with this great country of ours & for you to criticize this young man & call him a thief makes me mad as hell.I am going to take a guess & say you are from India. You were probably educated by Govt. subsidies, my taxes. Am I right? Are you here illegally or did you come through Ellis Island like you were supposed to do? Have you ever served in the Military in this great country of ours? There is only two people that have ever sworn to lay down there life for us & that is Jesus Christ & the American Soldier. Myles’ Father was one of these. What you did Myles was a very admirable thing. Myself & millions more are very proud of you.Pay no attention to this idiot,Raji.I would like to buy him a one way ticket back to where he came from. He sounds like a Muslim to me & he needs to keep his opinions to himself. This freedom of speech & political correctness B.S has gotten way out of hand under Obama & the rest of the Democrats & liberals. A MARINE VETERAN-SGT
January 19, 2016 @ 4:52 pm
Mr. Livingston, I did not see the comment to which your referred, but thank you or your reply, And thak you for your service to this country! If your offer to buy a one way ticketis accepted I’d be very happy to help pay for it.
January 22, 2016 @ 9:07 am
This reply, as well as “Wilma” above, is equally as off-putting as Mr. Uuyarveda’s.
January 18, 2016 @ 10:56 pm
You are a great kid and I know you will .grow up to be a great person. Semper Fi
January 19, 2016 @ 8:24 am
What an admirable family you are growing up in Myles! And what a difference your action is making to so many people. Thank you.
January 19, 2016 @ 8:38 am
Such a wonderful little boy trying to help others brought tears to my eyes, bless him,
January 19, 2016 @ 1:41 pm
You are a very good boy. Your Mom must be very proud of you and if your Dad can see from heaven what you did,
, I’m sure he is very proud too. Joyce Munk
Grandma (aka) GG Rizzo
January 19, 2016 @ 9:18 pm
Hi Myles, Bless your Mom and Dad for the values they have blessed you with. Thank you for accepting their teachings and being mature beyond your years to except and understand those teachings. Kindness to others never goes unrewarded. Your feelings of joy and love when you give, is only the being of the joy and love you have given to others who benefit from your kindness. I know you and your family are blessed every day, deeds of kindness are never overlooked.
January 20, 2016 @ 4:19 pm
Dear Myles: What a giving, caring young boy you are. So good to see something good happening in our world today. God Bless you and your family always. Thankful for your dad and all those who serve in our Military. What a great teaching he left you with. Sue (Navy Mom)
January 20, 2016 @ 9:17 am
What a wonderful story and I am sure he will be blessed the rest of his life. I wish there were more in this world that had the heart he has. I am very proud of him and I bless our service men and women.
January 20, 2016 @ 11:15 am
Myles You certainly made me think that there is hope in this world of terrorists, politicians, killings and market meltdowns. Since you are from the area and I am from Oregon, Ohio…….if there is a place I could meet you and your Mom some day, I would gladly donate $100.00 to your wonderful cause.
January 20, 2016 @ 2:12 pm
Myles, you are a wonderful person.
I know your Mom is proud of you, as well as your Dad!!
January 20, 2016 @ 3:15 pm
Just want to thank you for being such an outstanding young man. You dad would be so proud to say “that’s my son!” I hope you will always be as kind and generous as you are now, and that you will grow up to take care of your mom. That would please your dad even more. Your good example renews my faith in our young people and gives me hope that America will become great and strong again.
A Grandmother in Arizona
January 20, 2016 @ 6:01 pm
God Bless you Myles…I am proud of you and I know your DAD IS TOO!!!
January 21, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
What a fantastic young man you are Myles, and such an inspiration to the youth of today’s world. May God Bless you always!
January 21, 2016 @ 6:26 pm
Wow what a tribute to MOM also, she has done a fantastic job, to have raised such a wonderful caring son.
You all have been totally bless. Keep up the fantastic work, that is what is need in this world
Betty Jo Angell
January 21, 2016 @ 7:14 pm
Myles, you are what this country is all about! Your daddy must be so very proud of you! You have taught us all a lesson about love for our soldiers. Thank you, my dear boy. You must have put a big smile on God’s face. Bless you!
January 22, 2016 @ 11:12 am
A real TEAR JERKER especially if YOU HAVE SERVED! His FATHER is truly watching! bGOD BLESS AMERICA !
January 22, 2016 @ 11:13 am
A real TEAR JERKER especially if YOU HAVE SERVED! His FATHER is truly watching! GOD BLESS AMERICA !
January 22, 2016 @ 11:24 am
It just goes to show you that some parents are raising their kids right. This is a very special boy.
January 22, 2016 @ 12:26 pm
JUST AN AWESOME YOUNG MAN.
January 22, 2016 @ 1:12 pm
You are the best! Your dad is so proud of you!!
January 22, 2016 @ 1:31 pm
So sorry about your dad Myles but you seem to have learned lots about him from your mum over the years which is lovely. Do you know your mum and especially your dad are shinning through you !!! Do you realize just how much your thoughfulness and love has meant to so many soldiers still serving their Country ?. Our Heavenly Father will richly Bless you and your lovely mum.
January 23, 2016 @ 11:13 am
God Bless this boy and his Mom and Dad for raising such a wonderful child with compassion and kindness which is becoming very rare in this society.
January 23, 2016 @ 1:43 pm
Such a heart warming story, and video. Certainly God will direct his life and watch over this generous soul. We should all learn from this and ”pay it forward”.
January 23, 2016 @ 1:53 pm
I wish more people were like him. There are times I see solders at a fast food place, and I wish I could pay for their meals but right now I can’t, but I know some day I will be able to. But I do give them a hug, tell them God is with them, thank them for their service then I soulite them. Sorry I know my spelling it not good, but you know what I mean. I also let them our church is praying for them. God bless all those who pay it forward and our troops.
January 23, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
There definitely needs to be more people in the world like this child; kudos to his mother for raising him to be like that.
January 23, 2016 @ 5:58 pm
God bless you Myles, What a wonderful example you have set for all of us.
January 23, 2016 @ 9:55 pm
The world has received 2 angels for what you did. Your Dad is one Angel and you are another. It is a pleasure to know that there are 2 people in this world who deserve to be called Angels. Thank you.
January 23, 2016 @ 10:27 pm
Love and Blessings to you for being so caring and thoughtful! Your Father Must Be VERY PROUD Of you!
January 24, 2016 @ 7:26 am
His Father in heaven must be so proud of him,he is a warm loving and caring young man. It is such a beautiful story it made me cry that his dad has to look down from above. May God Bless this wonderful child
January 24, 2016 @ 11:23 am
Wish you were old enough to run for president, you exeplifiy all that is good and noble. I expect to read about you again in 20 years or so. Your Mom must be an exceptional person also.
Sr. Brigid. OP
January 24, 2016 @ 2:06 pm
Thank you for your wonderful example to other young boys of “paying forward”. Not to many boys think of doing this and you are so loving just like God who delights in you. Many blessings and keep paying it forward to the poor.
January 24, 2016 @ 8:35 pm
What a wonderful story. God bless this child.
January 25, 2016 @ 12:49 pm
I remember seeing this awhile back, totally awesome kid.. God Bless his Dad for his service to our Country and R I P *** You will grow up to be an outstanding gentleman, I can feel it. Think you !!!!!
January 25, 2016 @ 6:20 pm
I am a 65+ year old who has seen and heard a lot in my God-given time here on Earth…but, I must say that your thoughtfulness and unselfish attitude is wonderful beyond words. Jesus said simply,”Do unto others as you would have them do unto you…” and you would fulfill the whole Law of the Bible.
I hope you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior…you would make a great soldier in His mighty army…and He loves you so much already…talk to Him…He’s listening and waiting to hear from you…
May God Bless you my friend and your family…keep up the “Good Work”!!!
January 26, 2016 @ 4:05 pm
Myles, God Bless You. Your letter said it all. You are destined for great things in this life and you deserve it.
January 26, 2016 @ 4:08 pm
You are one in a million young man and no Father in this world or universe could be any prouder of the person you have became , I do understand how honord the officer was when you awarded him with the money For you see I too am a veteran and I have a son in the military who flies helicopters and is in harms way almost every day . The military is a thankless job but thank God we still have people like your Father and the other men and women in uniform who are willing to pay the ultimate price as your father did. God Bless You and the USA.
January 26, 2016 @ 7:37 pm
My son is in the Navy. I know how special our servicemen and servicewomen are. Your father and mother have left you a wonderful legacy of caring. I hope you continue to be the special so. That you are.
January 26, 2016 @ 8:56 pm
What an awesome young man you are! Your dad is looking down and saying, “Way to go, son”. May you continue to grow to be an awesome young man. God Bless You
January 26, 2016 @ 10:52 pm
He is an extraordinary young man. His Dad surely is Proud of Him. I have tears in my eyes. Just when you think things have gone to the dogs and every kid has his face in a video game you see something along these lines that restores your Faith in the younger generation. God Bless Him for his kindness. We could all take a lesson from Him.
January 27, 2016 @ 5:15 pm
I am a Vietnam Veteran. i served with the 101st Airborne Division in 1967 and 1968.
Another Vietnam Veteran friend of mine sent me the video about you, your wonderful gift and its impact on others.
There are still tears in my eyes. You gave a gift to everyone who has served our great country. You are a fine young man. Your Dad is surely very proud of you. So am I.
God Bless You and Your Family. You will all be in my prayers this evening.
I have never been a dad, but if I was one and had a son like you I would be the proudest man in the world.
Thank you for your generosity and kindness.
January 27, 2016 @ 8:39 pm
Myles, You are Awesome!!!! It would be wonderful if all of us were more like you. God Bless You 🙂
January 27, 2016 @ 9:13 pm
You are one Special young man…….what a wonderful and generous gift to pass on…
and your Dad is in Heaven, very proud of his son…..
You need to be there for your Mom now….with your help…
you will both heal…and become stronger because of this….
God Bless you little man……
January 28, 2016 @ 8:22 am
Why can’t we have someone with this kind of attitude run for President?
I know your dad is proud of you. May God bless you and keep you safe for eternity.
Rhys B. Blair
January 28, 2016 @ 8:44 am
This old Marine thanks you for your kindness and thoughtfulness. It’s young people like you your Dad and me strive to protect so you may live long and make this world a better place. Semper Fi
January 28, 2016 @ 2:29 pm
Myles this is a great story. I also was in the military, during the Vietnam era. I have lost many good friends due to that. Thanks again to help me remember them on a daily basis. I think you are going to turn into a GREAT MAN,you have a good a start. JIM
January 28, 2016 @ 2:29 pm
What a wonderful thing to do. He sets a great example.
January 28, 2016 @ 5:54 pm
There is NO end to this story….we may not know where it goes, but rest assured….it is still going and will forever…God Bless this young man and his entire life. Deeply touched, Peggy Haning in Colorado
January 28, 2016 @ 7:32 pm
Thank you, Miles for being a generous and thoughtful person. You are a fine example for each of us.
January 28, 2016 @ 8:34 pm
most impressive !!!!!
Whatta Kid ,,,,
Give him Two Scoopes of Chocalate Ice Cream !!!
EMMETT J. MC DONALD
January 29, 2016 @ 6:42 am
MILES NOT MANY KIDS YOUR AGE WOULD HAVE DONE WHAT YOU DID THEY WOULD HAVE KEPT THE MONEY YOU HAVE SHOWEN COMPASSION BY PASSING THAT MONEY FORWARD. I TOO AM A SOLDIER
IWAS IN VIETNAM AND I KNOW YOUR DAD IS VERY PROUD OF YOU , MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.
January 29, 2016 @ 1:07 pm
What an example of a young person doing something that will last his lifetime. Your Dad is looking down on you and smiling, as well your Mom should be very proud. As a Viet Nam veteran you brought tears to my eyes. I could not be more proud of what you did.
January 29, 2016 @ 1:25 pm
Deciding to give the $20.00 you found to a soldier in memory of your Dad rather than purchasing something for yourself is indicative of the values of kindness to and sharing with others that have made you the amazing young man you are. I know your Dad is very proud of you, as is your mother who has given you the very best guidance to become the wonderful person you are. We hope for many more young men like you to become the citizens we need to make our world a better place.
January 29, 2016 @ 5:34 pm
Miles, you are an amazing young man and I can not give you or your Mom enough praise for how you are growing up. Your kindness makes us cry and makes us happy at the same time!!!!!
January 30, 2016 @ 8:31 am
I figured out why your parents named you Miles …. It is because you are miles ahead of the rest of us in maturity and you have a gift that can make people miles away feel like they are right in your home. Thank you for sharing your story and the $20 with the nice soldier.
January 30, 2016 @ 5:01 pm
Myles, you are a truly blessed young man. You are receiving a much greater reward, than if you had spent that $20 on yourself. I’m sure you understand how true is the statement “It is more blessed to give than to receive”. Now you can delight in the paying forward of thousands and thousands of soldiers’ families.
January 30, 2016 @ 5:03 pm
This is a heart warming story. Like the others it brought tears to my eyes. I am a teacher of 40 years and you don’t see enough selfless acts by other children these days. It is like they are out for themselves and no one else. I am glad to see you are far from anything like this
January 30, 2016 @ 7:29 pm
What a wonderful story and a wonderful little boy. Need more like that.
January 30, 2016 @ 7:50 pm
This is a follow up video story by CBS to their original report of an event that occurred in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel Restaurant February 7, 2014. The original report concerned nine year old Myles Eckert. Myles and his Mom Tiffany stopped to eat at this Cracker Barrel in Maumee, Ohio. Myles was excited as he entered the restaurant. He had just found a $20 Bill in the parking lot. What occurs after that is at the HEART of this story. We should say however that Myles is fatherless as his dad Andy died serving his country in Iraq five weeks after Myles was born. Thus Myles never has a chance to see his father and must rely on objects, words, and photos to understand and have a relationship with someone so important to his life, but for whom he never had a chance to know. This is at its best a warm and heart tugging story. It is however even more than that. It is a story with a compelling theme (pay it forward — represented in a wonderful movie by the same name some years ago). It is also the story of what can happen in the lives of our children when they are LOVED and guided by parents who care. By the right environment, surrounded by others who care, and with the guiding hand of adults who can demonstrate and share principle and character that should be present in the life of a good person. This is a video well worth wrxhing.
January 30, 2016 @ 7:50 pm
This is a follow up video story by CBS to their original report of an event that occurred in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel Restaurant February 7, 2014. The original report concerned nine year old Myles Eckert. Myles and his Mom Tiffany stopped to eat at this Cracker Barrel in Maumee, Ohio. Myles was excited as he entered the restaurant. He had just found a $20 Bill in the parking lot. What occurs after that is at the HEART of this story. We should say however that Myles is fatherless as his dad Andy died serving his country in Iraq five weeks after Myles was born. Thus Myles never has a chance to see his father and must rely on objects, words, and photos to understand and have a relationship with someone so important to his life, but for whom he never had a chance to know. This is at its best a warm and heart tugging story. It is however even more than that. It is a story with a compelling theme (pay it forward — represented in a wonderful movie by the same name some years ago). It is also the story of what can happen in the lives of our children when they are LOVED and guided by parents who care. By the right environment, surrounded by others who care, and with the guiding hand of adults who can demonstrate and share principle and character that should be present in the life of a good person. This is a video well worth watching.
Kurt Hearth, USN/Ret
January 31, 2016 @ 10:36 am
The works of those of Eternal love,
are oft’ won’drous and mysterious.
From the deepest and darkest of sorrow,
born the warmest and brightest of love.
A gift that will only broaden by sharing.
February 1, 2016 @ 4:38 pm
G-d bless you.
February 2, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
My son died at 8 days old – I never got to know him as you never got to know your Dad. I can only imagine what my life would be like if he were in it, and I can only hope if my son had lived, he would have a heart as big and caring as yours. Also I hope that I would have been as good a Mother as you have. God bless you Myles.
February 2, 2016 @ 3:03 pm
Myles, you are an inspiration to all of us. Your love for your dad lives in your heart and makes your heart a special one. Thank you for showing us how far reaching one act of kindness can move forward to include so many. God bless you and your family.
February 2, 2016 @ 5:54 pm
What a sweet, wonderful child….Please never change….I wish all children were like you….please grow up and run for president:-):-) Your daddy would be proud of you….
February 3, 2016 @ 1:37 am
February 2, 2016
I’m sure that your father is watching over you from Heaven, and that he is so proud of the fine boy you are, thinking of others, showing love for others, as our Savior Jesus Christ taught that we all ought to do. Always stay as kind and loving as you are now, and your father, and God who is the Heavenly Father of us all, will welcome you with open arms when it’s your turn to leave this earth-life, and return to Heaven, which is our home, to be reunited with your earthly father forever.
Sam and Ople Sorich
February 3, 2016 @ 11:20 am
An inspirational event that should be exemplified by every kid in America. The Holy Spirit prompted this young boy to do what he did for another in our military and it has multiplied many times over for the benefit of other children who lost their parent in the service of our country. May God bless Miles and his family for the rest of their lives.
A place is reserved for them with their father in Heaven. Blessings to all.
February 3, 2016 @ 12:24 pm
This story touched my heart. Job well done Mom. I pray you and your family can find peace. I am so glad your fine young son has such a wonderful Mom to guide him.
February 3, 2016 @ 12:55 pm
What a heart warming story! I’m so proud of this young man just as I know his mom must be! I know his dad is looking down & also feeling that pride! God bless him, his mom & the entire family!
Robert Jones, MSG Retired
February 3, 2016 @ 2:21 pm
Bob Jones Retired Army MSG with 30 years active service.. I spent three tours in Vietnam and we didn’t get welcomed back very nicely. I just watched your video and would like to say THANK YOU, from all the past and present military, active and retired, that our NATION will be in good hands as long as we have young men like you being a part of it ! I will pray for you and your family as I do for Military daily.
February 3, 2016 @ 3:12 pm
What a great story. What a great young Boy. What this young boy did is Just awesome.
Gilberto Alicea Jr.
February 3, 2016 @ 4:21 pm
This young boy shows us that humility and kindness goes a very long way. My hat is of to him.
TSGT, UASF, retired.
February 3, 2016 @ 8:09 pm
I don’t know if you will ever read this. A lot of people will read it though.
I am just now seeing the story-where has it been for 2 years? Myles, you opened a lot of eyes and hearts. I hope this goes around the world because it’s that powerful. Thank God for you and others like you and your Mom.
February 4, 2016 @ 12:16 am
This wonderful little boy’s heart and story is the most awesome heart warming story. Yes! Well done mom,, and dad in heaven. Be very proud of your little boy no doubt going to be more in his life.
February 4, 2016 @ 8:55 am
I have read your story and watched the video. What a fine young man you are and I know your mom and the rest of your family are very proud of you. I’m sure your dad is too! Your mom has done a terrific job raising you with kindness, integrity, a big heart, wisdom and courage. I pray that you will have a long, happy and productive life. You are well on your way to many wonderful achievements. God Bless you both!!!
February 4, 2016 @ 10:10 am
What a heart warming and amazing story. Miles you are a kind hearted soul and in your short years of life you have made such a difference in people’s lives. I will remember your name and I bet I will see it again in another story.
God bless you and keep you safe.
February 4, 2016 @ 11:20 am
We all should be very proud of you, especially the Mom who raised you alone. Wishing you everything wonderful in all your years ahead! Hope you run for president, we need someone with your integrity.
Tucker, earl B.1st Mar. Div.
February 4, 2016 @ 1:47 pm
Myles “YOU” are an example of what true American “Spirit” is & what made this nation A place everyone wants to live. An old-soul in A boy growing into greatness.
God bless you & your family. Keep the attitude of your heart for your way will always find the wings that fly all the way to Heaven where it makes God smile & your dad proud.
(semper-fi) young “man”. & hug your mom from me/ A USMC-vet.
February 4, 2016 @ 2:34 pm
Myles, Your kindness is the full measure of what a giving heart is all about. Your Dad gave his full measure as well and I’m sure is watching over you in all you do.
February 4, 2016 @ 2:39 pm
In this troubled world it is comforting to know that there are good people like you. God Bless you Miles. Your Dad up there looking down on you must be very proud.
Brian Cobb – England
February 5, 2016 @ 12:45 pm
I am sure that your father is looking down on you every day with a tear in his eye knowing what a great son his wife has raised. You are the true spirit of America!
February 5, 2016 @ 2:25 pm
Thank You. I know our country will be in good hands when you grow up.
February 5, 2016 @ 2:43 pm
Myles….I’m so proud to be an American like you. My Dad fought in WWll and my husband was in the Navy during the Cuban Crisis. I’m so glad good young men like you are out there to take care of our country after my Dad & my husband and your Dad left it to us. God Bless you & yours.
February 5, 2016 @ 6:50 pm
Not only are you a gold star kid, but you have a heart of gold …such a golden opportunity for all of us to share your love for our fellow humans. The bible says a child shall lead them,,,and you have!!!
February 5, 2016 @ 9:59 pm
God bless you Myles, you are most thoughtful and a living example of kindness and consideration; your Dad is very proud of you.
February 6, 2016 @ 9:44 am
Myles, your father would be so proud of you now and how you will grow up. You are an inspiration to everyone.
February 6, 2016 @ 11:49 am
Myles, you are an amazing person. You are part your father and part your mother, who has helped you learn the true values in life. I believe your father knows how you are growing up to be an upstanding young adult and all the good you are doing. You are a very special son as well. We can all learn from you.
February 6, 2016 @ 11:13 pm
Miles, what you did in the first place was awesome, but what you did when people offered to give you the $20.00 was out of the park. Great decision. Keep making decisions like that and you will experience God’s richest blessings. I also served in the military and wish to thank you because it could just as easily been me you gave it too. I will be giving my $20.00 to your charity
February 7, 2016 @ 8:54 am
THIS YOUNG MAN HAS A HEART OF GOLD & A LOT OF COMPASSION FOR OTHERS. I LOOK FOR HIM TO GO FAR IN HIS LIFE TIME. GOOD LUCK TO HIM & GOD BLESS.
February 7, 2016 @ 1:55 pm
Myles, You are a fine young man and I know that your parents are both very proud of you. I am also very proud of you even though I don’t know you. I feel that I know your heart. You are an inspiration to all of us to be kinder and more generous. G-d bless you and your family, Cheryl Garland
February 7, 2016 @ 5:48 pm
Myles: You are a very outstanding young man. The note that you wrote to that soldier brought tears to my eyes, for I’m sure there are very few young men, or women, that would have done what you did. I’m sure your Dad is looking down on you from Heaven and I’ll bet he had tears in his eyes also. Your family is very lucky to have a son like you. Blessings to you and your family.
James (Jim) Crane
February 9, 2016 @ 12:24 am
Myles: You are a remarkable young man. I salute you!. You bring back memories of my son (Bobby) and his sister
(Nancy) who died by drowning in 1966 at the ages of 12 & 10. I was serving in the US Army at that time and had
returned them and their mother back to their hometown after being assigned to an unaccompanied overseas tour to
Thailand. I received word of their deaths the following day while on my way to Thailand. God will surely bless you and your good deed for a stranger in the military. And one day you will be with your father again, as I will be with my son and daughter. I salute you Myles, God Bless!.
February 9, 2016 @ 10:25 am
Myles, you are one of God’s earth angels. Awesome and wondrous gift. Bless you and bless our military.
Mom, you did one heck of a job. Bravo!
February 9, 2016 @ 12:40 pm
Myles,God Bless you and your Mom. What a beautiful heart given to such
a deserving angel. Your Dad is singing praises. May God continue to bless
you and provide for you and your Mom.
February 9, 2016 @ 1:12 pm
God bless you and your family. What a wonderful little boy you are and I am sure your dad in heaven would be so proud to call you his son. May God bless and keep you and may you continue to grow in his love.
February 10, 2016 @ 12:32 am
Myles you fill me with such love for your love for mankind. I SALUTE YOU SIR.
February 10, 2016 @ 9:32 am
What a wonderful thing that you did. God bless you.
February 10, 2016 @ 9:31 am
What a wonderful thing that you did. God bless you.
February 10, 2016 @ 1:08 pm
You are one incredible young man. God bless you!
Joan in PA
February 10, 2016 @ 5:19 pm
Wow Myles – you are amazing. Congratulations on your wonderful good deed.
Obviously, you have touched many people. It will come back to you in the years to come in many ways I am sure.
If everyone would do just one good deed, what a world we could be living in.
You are certainly quite a role model to your age group and also to adults of every age.
February 10, 2016 @ 7:21 pm
God bless you Myles!
February 11, 2016 @ 9:24 am
Myles, pride feels, my heart as I learn of your story. My little boy Nicholas, who is also 9, is battling Leukemia and every bit of the treatments and pain he endures, he endures mostly with a smile. Special people don’t come around very often and I have one in my midst and I now know your story. Thank you for being special.
February 11, 2016 @ 10:15 pm
All that I can say is….Farout Myles
You are one Groovy Dude!!!
February 12, 2016 @ 10:05 am
Myles, I hope that my four year old grandson grows up to be just like you. Look for the same good qualities in the friends you choose, and take good care of your mom. I’ll bet your dad is so proud of you!
SFC Brooks, Army Retired
February 12, 2016 @ 10:47 am
Myles… A Soldier’s Son With A Big Heart… Who Wants To Recognize All Our Military Heroes And Their Families… For Their Selfless Sacrifice In Defending Our Country’s Freedom… And For Serving Our Country With Pride And Honor… Our Country Owes Their Undying Gratitude To Our Veterans… Past And Present… Because Freedom Is Not Free…
February 12, 2016 @ 5:46 pm
God bless you,Myles. You are a great example for other young people to follow and grown people also.
February 12, 2016 @ 7:03 pm
Myles, you left a gift that warmed the hearts of every wonderful military person serving our country. Semper fi, young man. What an amazing man you are growing into. Your father is so proud of you and your Mom.
February 12, 2016 @ 9:34 pm
Myles, more people in this world should be just like you! You have a very big heart and that’s something to be very proud of. You are a special boy and I know that your dad would have been very proud of you too. Good luck with your new venture. My prayer go out to you and your mom.
Kay and Gary
February 14, 2016 @ 3:12 pm
Your story brought a big lump in my throat, Myles. What you did really led to something big that you and your Mom and Dad can be very proud of. I hope it grows and grows. Our prayers are with you and all that you are helping.
February 14, 2016 @ 9:07 pm
I think that Myles is very special, wonderful child. His mother has done such a fantastic job, bringing him up to be a thoughtful, caring boy.
February 15, 2016 @ 4:55 pm
What a wonderful, thoughtful and kind young man you are!!!! You are certainly a role model.
Robert Davidson, Manchester, Md, USMC
February 16, 2016 @ 10:04 am
A heart-warming story. His mother has done a fantastic job raising him and I know his dad is proud. God bless this family and our U.S. military!
February 16, 2016 @ 12:32 pm
February 16, 2016 @ 2:50 pm
A GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW AMERICAN VALUES, BELIEF IN GOD, AND WHOLESOMENESS WEAVES THROUGH EACH OF US.
February 17, 2016 @ 1:09 pm
god bless you my little angle.
February 17, 2016 @ 10:33 pm
Your father would be so proud! What an amazing young man!
February 18, 2016 @ 10:38 am
It did my heart and soul good to know that people like you exist Myles….I wish only the very best for you and your family, what an amazing boy you are and what an amazing man you will be. Big hugs to you all.
February 18, 2016 @ 11:36 am
Myles, your story is inspiring. I believe that the good people of this country love hearing stories about young people like you that have high values. Myles, I’m sure your Mom and Dad are very proud!
February 19, 2016 @ 2:05 pm
What an inspiration – and at such a young age. Your father would be very proud of you. As a matter of fact, I’m sure he knows what a great son he has! God bless you!
February 19, 2016 @ 6:57 pm
Where have all these kids gone? You see one who has his priorities straight in a successful direction while the others follow lead of our elected president- one of division, deceit, dishonesty, and misrepresentation. Maybe one day, him or someone like him can lead this country back to normalization, compassion and honesty. Congrats kid. Your dad is proud.
February 19, 2016 @ 10:22 pm
DEAR MYLES……YOUR DADDY KNOWS OF YOUR GOOD DEED AND HE IS “SO PROUD” OF YOU……HE HAS PASSED THIS STORY ONTO HIS AIR FORCE BUDDIES THAT ARE WITH HIM IN HEAVEN……HE WILL WATCH OVER YOU ALWAYS……HUGS FROM YOUR DADDY……SHIRLEY
February 20, 2016 @ 9:33 am
Myles. You have reason to be very proud of yourself. Your Dad would also be very proud. At a young age you already know that is good to be kind and considerate of others. Many adults have yet to learn that. Your act is a fine example of how we should all be.
Good luck with the rest of your life from this Vietnam Veteran.
February 20, 2016 @ 1:59 pm
Dear Myles, I am a 65 year old former Marine who likes to think he is still a tough guy, beyond tears but your story ended that myth as soon as I heard it. God Bless you son, and I know your Daddy is so proud of you up in Heaven. Yu can bet he is telling the Saints and Angels “That’s my son!”. The Lord, of course already knows and I suspect has a smile of his own for you. our Mommy must be quite a human being too, to have raised such a wonderful child.
Myles, while your Daddy died for his country and his fellow soldiers, he also did something just as important.
He gave us YOU! You make me so proud to be an American!
February 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Dear Myles, I am a 65 year old former Marine who likes to think he is still a tough guy, beyond tears but your story ended that myth as soon as I heard it. God Bless you son, and I know your Daddy is so proud of you up in Heaven. Yu can bet he is telling the Saints and Angels “That’s my son!”. The Lord, of course already knows and I suspect has a smile of his own for you. Your Mommy must be quite a human being too, to have raised such a wonderful child.
Myles, while your Daddy died for his country and his fellow soldiers, he also did something just as important.
He gave us YOU! You make me so proud to be an American!
February 22, 2016 @ 11:13 am
It’s amazing what the selfless jesture of a young boy can do to touch so many. Think what a world impact it would be if we all made just a small sacrifice to help someone every day of our life. Thank you Miles for reminding us all of the impact we can make through even small jestures of love.
February 22, 2016 @ 3:46 pm
I’m a former combat Marine, Vietnam, 66-72. I thought I’d seen it all, good and bad (mostly bad). I’m sitting here in tears. This kid is beyond amazing. Also amazing are the folks who stepped up to carry his generosity and compassion forward. Now, if only our so-called leaders could take it a step further and put an end to the insanity that has caused so much pain and suffering and taken the lives of other kids’ mothers and fathers.
February 23, 2016 @ 12:28 am
Dear Myles, You certainly are a WONDERFUL young American Lad whom your Daddy, Mother and whole family can be very proud of!!
You are a great example of the type of considerate, compassionate, godly, loving human-being that this world needs more of! God be with you now and in your years ahead. Am so very proud of you and wish you the very best and happiest life possible!!!
February 23, 2016 @ 8:52 am
Every time I think this country has gone to hell, Steve Hartman comes along with a terrific On The Road segment. But he has topped himself this time. Myles, as well as other young people, makes me know the world is and will be in good hands. Wonderful story and needless to say….Myles is a wonderful young man.
February 23, 2016 @ 2:38 pm
Thank you, Myles, for sharing your story, you are my hero, I will always remember you’re act of thougtfulness and kindness
February 24, 2016 @ 12:18 am
what a beautiful Christian boy your parents tought you right, I am a religious teacher and so proud of you following God’s teachings. you will be blessed all the rest of your life. Marguerite
February 24, 2016 @ 5:57 pm
You are a very special young man and hope that in the future this lead to some very important work for you.
Hope all the young people could here this story.
February 25, 2016 @ 1:58 pm
What a special boy you are. May God richly bless you for your extraordinary deed. You father would be so proud of you. I pray that you know Jesus and someday you and your dad will be reunited in Heaven.
February 25, 2016 @ 7:36 pm
Miles, the world is a better place because of you. My prayer is first of all, that God will bless you for your kindness, then that He will continue to use you to touch countless other people throughout your life, and continue making this world a better place. I know your parents are also special to have raised such a special son. I know they are both proud of you!
February 25, 2016 @ 8:06 pm
Your love will always reward you and sharing it will reward all who receive it and share it with others. God bless you and all who you touch with the gift you have been given. I know you will continue to be inspired by your connection with your mom and dad.
February 25, 2016 @ 9:10 pm
Myles, may the Love of God always reign down upon you , for you are pure of heart and a great example of the American way ! May God bless all our men and women in uniform living and deceased . I know your father would have been very proud of you and that your mother is very proud of you . God bless you !
February 29, 2016 @ 6:21 pm
Way to go Myles!!!. You are a true inspiration. May God continue to watch over you, your family, & the service men & women of America.
February 29, 2016 @ 6:42 pm
well, mommy .. you certainly raised a wonderful young man which is a reflection of the wonderful man your husband was … myles, you are a wonderful role model to all children, men and women around the world and hopefully the act of self-less-ness spreads because this world NEEDS more like YOU… thank you for the tears that you brought to my eyes as you helped me realize that what the Lord needs us to do for each other can begin very small … it just has to begin somewhere! bless your giving heart and your family for showing us all how much you care
February 29, 2016 @ 10:08 pm
Myles, thank God for kids like you. You have set a good example of human respect& dignity.
March 1, 2016 @ 4:34 am
Dear Myles ,
I teach CCD Confraternity of Christian Doctrine ( religious instructions ) at the church I belong to . And the students are about your age .Yoyu have just given me my next lesson for next weeks class. I thank God for giving you the gift of the Holy Spirit by going foward just as the apostles did , to show the world love ,kindness, and generosity and healing . Thank you for your service. I am also a former marine . Jerry Mannino
March 1, 2016 @ 4:59 pm
I couldn’t even see by the time I reached the end of this story because of my tears. This touches my heart because I also lost my dad. But also, I was born in Toledo, Ohio. Stay sweet, stay strong.
March 1, 2016 @ 7:11 pm
Myles makes me hopeful for the future of our country. Many thanks to him for his generosity, his father who gave his life for this country, his mother who is raising such a fine son and to all those, here and abroad, who help to keep us safe.
March 2, 2016 @ 5:03 pm
You are such a special person and what you did has made so many others happy! You will go far in life and make your dad and mother feel so much pride in your accomplishments.
March 4, 2016 @ 8:41 am
MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA’S SMALLEST HERO
YOUR DAD IN HEAVEN IS WATCHING OVER YOU !
I COULD NOT READ THIS STORY AS THE TEARS IN
MY EYES KEPT BLURRING MY VISION
Mike Ko, Mountain View, Missouri
March 4, 2016 @ 10:48 am
Myles — You sure are paying it forward by what a kind and thoughtful young man you are each and every day. Your dad I am sure looks down on you and smiles. Keep talking to him and he will guide you as your guardian angel. And your mom too…. she loves you so much. I don’t know you but I am very proud of what you have done. So sorry that your dad is gone…..you will keep his memory alive.
March 4, 2016 @ 2:14 pm
Miles you are to be commended for all that you have accomplished by paying forward the first 20.00 dollors.You have earned your reward 20times over and than some.God Bless you and your family.This world needs more persons big and not so big to take a lesson from you.Take care and know your family especially Dad is watching over you.
March 5, 2016 @ 8:07 am
Please delete my e mail address.
March 5, 2016 @ 2:36 pm
Miles, you touched my heart as I am well aware of what our service men do since my dad was in the army for 41 years. You are to be commended for your actions and I know you will grow up to be a fine young men. God Bless!
March 6, 2016 @ 2:44 pm
Miles you are one fantastic kid.
March 6, 2016 @ 9:40 pm
Miles You are truly a very special young man with a big heart.Your Dad would be very proud of you, as a Soldier he fought for our country and you are helping to support the families of all our Soldiers.
March 8, 2016 @ 11:29 am
WHAT A WONDERFUL TRUE STORY !
I THINK MILES IS A GREAT YOUNG MAN !!
March 8, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Miles, You made my day! May God Bless you what an inspiration.
March 8, 2016 @ 8:08 pm
You are on your way to be a great person in our lifetime. I just wish there was more people like you. Keep up the good work. We love you.
March 8, 2016 @ 10:23 pm
Miles, you have restored my faith in humanity. You are selfless and loving and your gift is being multiplied over and over again. I am sorry you lost your father. You are an nspiration.
March 9, 2016 @ 5:47 pm
I am so touched by your kindness. May God have a special place in heaven for you little man. Your a wonderful boy.
March 10, 2016 @ 11:04 am
Myles, I am so proud of you! As a mother of 4 children I can honestly say this is one of the most heartfelt moving stories that I have ever read!!! I will be sure to read it to my children, and I am sure that the next time that they see a brave military person they will think of this story and do some act of kindness as you have done! You are truly an inspiration to us all. THANK YOU to you and your mom as well as your BRAVE DAD for serving our country!! YOU MAKE ALL AMERICANS PROUD!!! God bless you, we are sorry for your loss, but we are more than sure that your Daddy is so proud of you as he… an Angel is shinning down from heaven smiling!!!
March 11, 2016 @ 6:25 am
I will think twice before I pocket anything found. At such a young age, you are a leader and the world is so proud of you and the family that surrounds you. You have stabbed people in the heart and made us all think hard about the choice we make.
March 11, 2016 @ 3:50 pm
You are truly a hero. We need more people like you. Your dad will always be with you. He must be very proud of you.
God bless you and keep you safe.
March 12, 2016 @ 12:12 pm
My God! If this doesn’t bring tears to your eyes nothing will. Myles, your Daddy is so proud of you. Being such a wonderful person rest assured that God has given him the ability to watch over you as you live your life. Your Daddy will always be with you. God Bless You, your Dad and your wonderful Mother. And God Bless All American Soldiers!
March 12, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
A young man destined to do many great things and help many people in this mixed up world. I am an ex Marine and I know how special people like you are Myles. You Dad is very proud of you. God bless you. Keep up the good thoughts and deeds.
March 12, 2016 @ 2:56 pm
God bless you Myles! The world could use a lot more Myles!
Have a great life! You are a special boy!!
Dorothy Stahlnecker Smith
March 14, 2016 @ 11:29 am
This was so worth listening too. Blessings to all the families who have lost someone…and the soldiers who put their lives at risk every day for us… And the young man who made it evident that we care.. Pay it forward…
March 14, 2016 @ 11:51 am
thank you for walking in your father foot steps. ( we thank your dad for ( his service ) ( thank you for your service to your fellow man ) AS A VETERAN, AND PROUD OF THE NAME ( DALY ) NOTE MY LAST NAME. ( DALY ) . I SERVE AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY A SPECIAL HONOR TO BE PART OF HERO FUNERAL EACH DAY LIKE YOUR DAD. MAY GOOD LORD KEEPS HIS HAND IN YOURS AND YOUR DAD IN YOUR OTHER HAND, JOE ( DALY )
March 14, 2016 @ 5:44 pm
It’s young men like you who will keep this country great! Thank you.
March 14, 2016 @ 6:18 pm
I salute you young man=your big reward is yet to come and will come
March 16, 2016 @ 4:15 pm
Good afternoon Myles. I am an 84 year old man. I was a soldier in years past. I was touched by your story, by your kindness, and your understanding that what we pay forward, what we give to others is multiplied many times over. . What you have begun goes far beyond what you could ever imagined. Keep on giving, keep on loving Keep on keepin on! Thank you for the example you have set for the rest of us. John S.
March 17, 2016 @ 2:03 pm
My best buddy in high school (1963 grad) lost his dad in WWII. Never talked about it. Air Force pilot he was and did get a “new” dad that seemed to make it better. Don’t know to this day what or why no talk about it. Glad this young man has found a way to not let him (his Dad) disappear.
March 17, 2016 @ 7:41 pm
YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT FROM THE WORLD’S PERSPECTIVE, YOU ARE TRULY AN INSPIRATION TO EVERYONE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU, YOUR MOM AND DAD, FOR YOUR INSPIRATION AND KINDNESS; FOR YOU ARE TRULY A BLESSING TO THE WORLD. THANK YOU
March 17, 2016 @ 11:06 pm
Myles what a remarkable young man you are. You have a very giving and loving heart. Your generosity of passing on
the money you found to a soldier is so special. Our servicemen need all the love and support we Americans can give
them. By giving away the money you found has started a tremendous kindness in so many people. May you always
find love and kindness in your life. Your Dad is very proud of you and I know your Mom is also. She is quite a woman
also keeping the memory of your Dad alive for you. Your a blessing to the united States of America. Hugs to you young man.
March 18, 2016 @ 1:58 pm
Truly a needed inspiration! I find more and more enlightning news these days. It must be contagious! There are still numerous terrible stories out there, but the good ones are starting to really show through! What a countrt!!!
March 18, 2016 @ 6:29 pm
You Sir are not a child. You are a MAN Sir.
March 19, 2016 @ 2:54 pm
Just got a dose of “Hope for the World”. Thank you Myles for showing we adults what “Pay It Forward” is all about. You are in inspiration.
March 19, 2016 @ 5:27 pm
There IS hope for humanity, it will be achieved! The tides are turning slowly, but they are turning …
March 21, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Can’t stop crying! What a heart WE Americans have – no matter the age! Proud to be an American and proud of this wonderful kid. God Bless and thank our service men.
March 21, 2016 @ 1:02 pm
This story of Myles is so wonderful…Thank you Myles’ Mother! You have shown extreme skills in the way you have taught your own empathetic and giving nature to your children; a trait that is not always obvious in young children, or even those of us that are all grown up. The loss of their father and your husband is so terribly hard. Thank you Myles and Mom, for being you. And thank you to your husband and your family for your sacrifice.
March 22, 2016 @ 7:06 pm
Service men and women hold a dear place in my heart, starting with my Dad who was aboard the USS Nevada on 12/07/41. Myles and Mom, you stand shoulder to shoulder with our American heroes. I thank God for people like you!
March 23, 2016 @ 5:36 pm
i am a retired navy nurse and am always humbled when someone says thank you for your service to me! i am totally in awe of this young boy who is such a credit to his mother, father, WHOLE family!!! We need more families and children like them in our country. i only hope that we have raised our six children to be such wonderful members of society!!!
March 23, 2016 @ 6:07 pm
God bless this young man. A retired soldier.
March 25, 2016 @ 2:45 pm
ABSOLUTLY AWESOME YOUNG MAN , IT IS YOUNG PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT GIVE THE REST OF US HOPE,
March 26, 2016 @ 2:58 am
Such unselfishness for one so young. Kudos to you mom! And dad’s ultimate sacrifice, God bless you.
What an amazing young boy. My son just joined the Army 2 months ago and is at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. I’ll see him at his graduation from boot camp April 7. ….Thank you!!
March 26, 2016 @ 10:07 am
Great job for someone so young you are a very sweet and smart little boy thank you so more for your story I wish they were more families in this world like yours I know your Dad is very proud of you and is watching you from heaven. God bless all of our soldiers and thank you for taking care of our country.
March 26, 2016 @ 3:09 pm
We are all blessed by the actions of Myles. What an embodiment of goodness he presents. He reminds us all with his thoughtfulness and beautiful spirit of how we need to act each day. I know he has inspired me to be more like him. I thank him for showing the way to us all.
March 27, 2016 @ 9:18 am
that was a great little boy loving his dad
March 29, 2016 @ 12:53 pm
Miles followed his heart and did a really nice thing that has turned into a very extraordinary thing. Miles shows us that America does have hope and the next generation does have good values. Thank you Miles.
March 29, 2016 @ 6:16 pm
Such a beautiful story…..he had his dad in mind I’m sure…..would love to hear more of this story
March 29, 2016 @ 10:42 pm
This Story Made Me Cry.. Wow, What a Chain Re-Action!! Your Dad Is Very Proud Of You Buddy And I’m Sure Your Mom Is Too.. Think Of All Of The Hearts And Lives You’ve Touched With What You’ve Done.. My Son Lost His Dad When He Was 2 but not to War.. Id Give You Big Hugs If I could and be honored to shake your hand.. You’ve Made A Big Difference in A lot of Lives For Your Kind Gesture????
March 29, 2016 @ 10:43 pm
This Story Made Me Cry.. Wow, What a Chain Re-Action!! Your Dad Is Very Proud Of You Buddy And I’m Sure Your Mom Is Too.. Think Of All Of The Hearts And Lives You’ve Touched With What You’ve Done.. My Son Lost His Dad When He Was 2 but not to War.. Id Give You Big Hugs If I could and be honored to shake your hand.. You’ve Made A Big Difference in A lot of Lives For Your Kind Gesture????
March 29, 2016 @ 10:43 pm
This Story Made Me Cry.. Wow, What a Chain Re-Action!! Your Dad Is Very Proud Of You Buddy And I’m Sure Your Mom Is Too.. Think Of All Of The Hearts And Lives You’ve Touched With What You’ve Done.. My Son Lost His Dad When He Was 2 but not to War.. Id Give You Big Hugs If I could and be honored to shake your hand.. You’ve Made A Big Difference in A lot of Lives For Your Kind Gesture????
March 31, 2016 @ 2:21 pm
This is the first time Ive ever felt compelled to leave a comment online. You are an AMAZING, Godly little man. Im so very proud of you!! (Mom too!) You are destined for great things. “Crying for happy”. A grandmom of seven kiddos. God bless you, Honey. ??