Eight-year Old “Gold Star” Son Pays it Forward

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Myles Eckert, Gold Star son. Photo courtesy of CBS News.

“On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets Myles Eckert an 8-year-old boy who found $20 in a parking lot and was thinking of spending it on a new video game. That changed when he saw a man in uniform.

This video is a tribute to Myles Eckert, a “Gold Star” son, who lost his father but respects what our soldiers do. I am glad that Steve Hartman found this young man and gave him a platform to say what needs to be said.

The note, written on a green Post-It, 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.”


EDITORS NOTE: The photo of the note is courtesy of CBS News.