Homeless man's touching act for woman stranded with no money in bad area

A New Jersey woman has been amazed by the kindness shown to her by a homeless man after she ran out of petrol on an interstate highway.

Kate McClure, 27, said she ran out of gas on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia and a homeless man, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., walked a few blocks and bought her some with his last $20.

"I never ran out of gas before, and my heart was beating out of my chest," Ms McClure wrote.

"I pulled over as far as I could, and got out of the car to head to the nearest gas station.

Johnny Bobbitt Jr. gave his last $20 to help Kate McClure get home. Source: GoFundMe

"That’s when I met Johnny... he saw me pull over and knew something was wrong.

"He told me to get back in the car and lock the doors. A few minutes later, he comes back with a red gas can. Using his last 20 dollars to make sure I could get home safe."

McClure said she didn’t have any money to repay him at the time but returned to the road several times to give him cash, clothes and food.

After a few visits, she started a fundraiser with the hopes of using the money toward housing and other expenses for 34-year-old Bobbitt.

So far she has raised more than $109,000 ($83,000 US) for the Good Samaritan after starting the GoFundMe page earlier this month.

Donations have poured in, and the fundraiser has shattered its goal of raising $10,000 for Mr Bobbitt. Source: AP

“I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day,” she wrote on the fundraising page.

“Truly believe that all Johnny needs is one little break. Hopefully with your help I can be the one to give it to him.”

Donations have poured in, and the fundraiser has shattered its goal of raising $10,000(US) for Bobbitt.

More than 2,600 people had donated to the campaign by Wednesday evening.