Soldier goes to order Taco Bell meal, stops cold when hearing 2 boys behind him

We may live in a world where disasters and acts of terror claim headlines every day, but there remain plenty of stories that serve to restore our faith in humanity.

Army Lt. Col. Robert Risdon had no idea he was being watched — let alone recorded — when he went to a Taco Bell in Mobile, Alabama, to grab some dinner.

He had sat down to eat  when two young boys came into the restaurant aiming to sell homemade desserts in an effort to raise money for their local church.

Lt. Col. Risdon noticed the boys — one 9 and the other 13 — looked old, wet and hungry, and asked them if they had anything to eat for dinner. They told him they hadn’t.

What happened next was captured on camera by another customer, who was so impressed by Lt. Col. Risdon’s actions that he posted the clip and encouraged others to share it.

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Army Lt. Col. Robert Risdon is a father of two currently stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia.

When he saw two young boys walk into Taco Bell looking cold and wet, he asked them if they’d eaten dinner.

They told him they hadn’t, and so he took it upon himself to go above and beyond.


The two young boys, aged 9 and 13, had seemingly been left alone at the fast food restaurant, hoping to sell some items from home.