found a $20 bill in the parking lot of an Ohio Cracker Barrel.Early last month, eight-year-old Myles Eckert
He wasn't sure what to spend his little windfall on — he briefly considered buying a video game — until he spotted a soldier, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Dailey, inside the restaurant. He immediately knew he wanted to give it to him.
"Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad," Myles told CBS News.
Myles wrote Dailey a short message on a Post-It note, which he folded around the bill.
The note 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."
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Myles' father, Army Sergeant Andy Eckert, was killed in Iraq just five weeks after Myles was born.
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