This story of a homeless man coming to the rescue of a distressed motorist is a perfect example of how good deeds can be rewarded in the most unexpected ways.
Dave Cochran is a homeless man who lives out of his car with his dog and girlfriend in Kansas City, Missouri. They had been driving through the ice and snow earlier this week when they saw a few cars get stuck in the powder.
Cochran took particular notice of a stranded driver who was stuck in a car with Texas license plates.
“He wasn’t used to this weather. He isn’t used to this cold. He is from Texas,” Cochran told KSHB. “[So I] just pulled over, I went to help him, then he told me he was a Chiefs player. I didn’t know he was a Chiefs player. I looked at him as a normal person and hoped he would do the same for me like I did for him.”
The driver was Jeff Allen, the offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs. Not only that, Allen had been driving to the local stadium for his game against the Indianapolis Colts when his car got stuck.
Thanks to Cochran, Allen made it to kickoff on time.
Allen later took to social media in hopes of tracking down Cochran so he could thank him for his kindness with tickets to the AFC Championship game.
Update: Despite the recent influx in people changing their name to Dave in the KC area lol, I was actually able to track down the Dave that helped me thanks to the power of social media and #ChiefsKindgom. Thanks for your kindness https://t.co/e4OkEg6AAw— Jeff Allen (@JeffAllen71) January 13, 2019
After the tweet was shared thousands of times, Allen finally managed to get in contact with Cochran, who has never been to a Chiefs game before.
Later in an interview, Cochran says that he “bawled” when he heard he would get to attend the game.
“All I was expecting was a thank you,” says Cochran. “It’s like a dream come true. I saw the message this morning, and I am not going to fake with you, call me soft … I started bawling to know he is a man of his word and he reached out to contact me.”
(WATCH the interview below) – Photo by KSHB
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