GOOD NEWS 'Smile': Magician Starts Campaign for Homeless Veteran
Magician Rob Anderson filmed a viral video earlier this month of a "trick" he played on homeless U.S. Army veteran Alan McKracken on the streets of Las Vegas.
After tearing up McKracken's cardboard sign, Anderson surprised the veteran with wads of cash.
Now, Anderson has another trick up his sleeve.
Anderson and McKracken joined Clayton Morris on Fox and Friends Weekend this morning to talk about the magic trick that has been viewed on YouTube by millions and Anderson's ongoing efforts to raise more money for McCracken.
Anderson explained that he wanted to do something different, something that would make people talk. When he saw the upbeat veteran's sign - with "Smile" written on it - and his positive attitude, he knew he had to talk to him.
McKracken said that even though he was down on his luck, he didn't want to hold a "pity sign" and look glum all day, so he decided to ask people to smile.
"After a few smiles, I was hooked," he said.
Following the amazing and generous magic trick, McKracken explained that, "I didn’t know what to think. I was really stunned. I was grateful."
Anderson said this was a great way to bring attention to not only his skills as a magician, but also the homelessness issue. And he's not done yet.
"There are a lot of homeless people that do need assistance, and I think it's motivated a lot of people to help," Anderson said, noting his GoFundMe fundraiser for McKracken is up and running for those who want to donate.
Watch the feel-good clip from Fox and Friends Weekend above.