LAS VEGAS, NV — A US Army Veteran served six years before an honorable discharge. Alan McCracken is now homeless.
Magician Rob Anderson knew about the “nice guy” holding a sign that reads, “Homeless…anything helps.” So, he found him on the street and performed a trick that made his day.
Anderson takes the homeless vet’s sign and draws dollar signs on it. Then he tips up the man’s sign. What happened next is both heartwarming and amazing.
Anderson has set up a GoFundMe page to raise $10,000 for McCracken. He will use the contributions to help house, feed and clothe him for three months. He hopes the seed money will help McCracken until he can start a new life and get back on his feet.
Anderson writes on the GoFundMe page:
“Since filming the video, I have located Alan again and gotten to know him. Alan is just as kind in person as he appears in the video. He can often be seen in downtown Las Vegas with a large sign that says “SMILE”, just trying to bring a smile to strangers’ faces, even if they don’t give him any money. After speaking with Alan, he told me “I’m not out here to fill my pockets… I’m out here to fill my soul. The Lord will provide what I need”. Alan does not do any drugs, and is proud to tell you about overcoming alcoholism much earlier in life. He would love to find a job, but as he explained to me, it’s difficult to find a job when you don’t have a home to clean yourself up in, or a decent change of clothes to wear. If there’s anyone who would be deserving of assistance to get back on their feet, it is Alan McCracken.”