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The Incredible Thing an 8-Year-Old Boy Did for a Soldier

Lou Pizante

Like most 8-year-olds, Myles Eckert was already dreaming up ways he could spend a $20 bill he had just discovered laying in a Cracker Barrel parking lot earlier this month.

“I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to,” the child recounted to CBS News.

That’s because Eckert saw Lt. Col. Frank Dailey enter the restaurant. The man in uniform changed his mind.


“Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad,” Eckert said.

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