Keaton Tilson, a 19-year-old U.S. Army Soldier, was reunited with his family, for the first time since Christmas, after a good Samaritan paid for his travel home.
Josh Rainey of St. Louis, Missouri, paid out $350 for the soldier’s plane ride home.
“I needed to personally and publicly thank him,” mom Jennifer Tilson said of Rainey. “You don’t hear of that all the time of a complete stranger willing to spend all that money. We needed to find out who he was.
“We are super appreciative that Josh did this so Keaton could come home,” she added. “I know it was short, but it was better than nothing.”