Random Act of Kindness For Military Couple Goes Viral

Stranger leaves kind message, $40 for girlfriend of deployed soldier.
2:28 | 03/23/13

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An anonymous vet made a gesture of generosity to a woman whose boyfriend is deployed in afghanistan. What a great story. Awesome story. Good morning, one of those random acts of kindness you can't help but to be moved by. One soldier showing the loved ones of another respect and compassion. All through a very simple gesture that has gotten plenty of notice. It was just a routine trip to this duncan dough news in arlington, massachusetts, but samantha ford ended up leaving with something far warmer than coffee. It took a while to take it all in, but I was definitely very emotional. Reporter: Tuck ed under the windshield had this message. Take your hero out to dinner when he comes home. Thank you both for serving. Reporter: The generous good-heared soldier had seen a bumper sticker on her car that read half of my heart is in afghanistan. My girlfriend is going through a hard time being at home without me and to have something like that happen to her just made me very, very happy. We talk to her quite often, and she's -- I think she's just been very strong through it all. Reporter: Samantha's boyfriend stationed in afghn since september and is not allowed to say when he's headed home. But even a world away, the gesture lifted his spirits. I was happy but then again i had tears in my eyes just because to know there's still good people out there that do Reporter: They posted a picture of the note and the money on facebook within nearly 2 million people liked it and more than 200,000 have shared the image. I don't think the military gets enough recognition, so, you know, seeing this and knowing that people get it and people do support them, it's a pretty amazing feeling. You don't see it every day but a lot of people do respect veterans and the soldiers and what they're doing over here. Reporter: They came forward as a way of simply thanking a stranger who understands what they're going through and cared enough to snow how it. This story getting through, i would love to take him out to dinner when I got home. There is a facebook page called our deployment 101 where military families can share their thoughts and also offer encouragement to each other but if that doesn't make your saturday morning, I don't know what will. We're covering his face

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