The decision this 8-year-old boy made to give back to a soldier will warm your heart

The most viral story in the history of TheBlaze has nothing to do with politics and nothing to do with the President. Instead, the most viral story in the history of TheBlaze is a random act of kindness that proves love and goodness still exist in this world. Posted Sunday morning, the article entitled “The ‘Incredible’ Thing an 8-Year-Old Boy Did for a Soldier Will Be Remembered For a ‘Lifetime’” has now been shared over one million times, and Glenn told the heartwarming story on radio this morning.

When 8-year-old Myles Eckert of Toledo, Ohio found a $20 bill in the parking lot of the local Cracker Barrel on February 7, he dreamed of buying himself a video game. But then a chance encounter with Lt. Col. Frank Dailey changed his mind.

Instead of purchasing something for himself, Myles did something very Lt. Col. Dailey told CBS News he will remember for “a lifetime.” The 8-year-old boy wrapped the $20 bill in a note he had written and gave it to the solider.

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The letter read:

Dear Soldier –

My dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day! Thank you for your service.

Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.

Myles’ father, Army Sgt. Andy Eckert, was killed in Iraq just five weeks after his son was born. On their way home from Cracker Barrel that day, Myles asked his mother if they could make a special stop.

“He wanted to go see his dad,” his mother, Tiffany Eckert, told CBS News. “And he wanted to go by himself that day.”

She took a photograph of her son visiting his father’s grave:

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Lt. Col. Dailey was touched by the Eckert’s gesture and he looks at the note he received each day. “It’s incredible being recognized in such a manner,” he told CBS News, adding that the child’s simple gift has provided him “a lifetime of direction.”

“This is now, I guess, the most viral story TheBlaze has ever done. And what does that tell you? We have 26 million people coming every single month to read the stories on TheBlaze and pass them on and share them with friends,” Glenn said. “Why is this the most viral story TheBlaze has ever posted? I think because for just a moment, while you're hearing this story, the world makes sense. For just a minute, a fraction of a second while you're reading this story, you recognize your country. You recognize your fellow man. You recognize how far we've drifted, and you celebrate the fact that it still does exist. We still are decent, good people. We just don't see these stories anymore.”

Watch the CBS News report below:

The New York Times reported this week that U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former Secretary of State, John Kerry, allegedly leaked classified Israeli military information to one of its biggest foes: Iran. So, where's the media outcry?

Donald Trump Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the allegations against Kerry and the corporate media's blatant hypocrisy and the Left's double standards.

"It's sort of amazing what you can get away with if you're a Democrat," Trump Jr. said. "I would think, Glenn, these people would lose their minds if someone in the Trump administration did this."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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The World Economic Forum isn't trying to hide its plans for the Great Reset. Details to "reset" the global economy have been published on its own website. Despite that and all the warning signs, many are still quick to refute this master plan as a "conspiracy theory" or as something that will never actually take hold. But as Glenn Beck explained on the radio program Monday, the Great Reset is happening right now in Europe. A huge new development for the Great Reset that could affect not only European businesses, but American ones as well. Businesses — and citizens — may be forced to comply sooner than you think.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn break down the details:

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If you missed Wednesday night's special, watch the entire episode HERE.

Do you know where your water comes from? Renowned historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson gets his water from a well on his family farm. He pumps it himself and he believes that's what more Americans need — to be grounded in physicality and stop taking so much for granted.

Hanson joined Glenn on the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast" to point out that this needs to happen soon because, as he describes in his new article, "The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America," things are getting pretty bleak. The Left is subverting the Constitution more every day. The value of the dollar is dropping. The media has fused with the radical Left. Corporations, Hollywood, Silicon Valley are all working together to increase their power and their wokeness. And academia isn't any better — as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Hanson has watched for himself the deterioration of constitutional rights on campus. And as a historian, he knows how all of this usually ends — and what we must do to prevent it.

In the clip below, Hanson shares a crucial lesson that woke America has forgotten — but surprisingly enough, President Donald Trump never did. Watch the video clip below or find the full podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

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