Coming in at a tiny 4 feet and 6 inches tall, Alan Barnes has been small his entire life. Born with disabilities, this elderly gentleman has not let that stop him from living a normal life. One night while going about his normal routine, Alan stepped outside to take out the trash. What happened next – absolutely appalling.
A mugger confronted Alan and told him to give up his money. When Alan responded that he didn’t have any, the mugger knocked him down, forcefully searching for money himself. When the man discovered Alan truthfully had no money on him, he quickly fled, leaving Alan with a broken collar bone and extremely shaken up. Scared to the core to return home, Alan ended up moving into his sister’s house.
When one kind stranger heard about this terrible story, she decided she needed to do something to help. 21-year-old Katie Cutler set up a donation fund for Alan, hoping to raise enough money for Alan to secure the funds to move out and find his own place again, wherever he felt safe. To Katie’s surprise, the page has raised over $376,000!
This video shows Katie and Alan’s first time meeting, and it couldn’t be sweeter. I was in tears by the end. Watch their emotional encounter and SHARE this incredible story with everyone you know!