"Ella has always had a big heart," father Eddie Scott tells TODAY. "Whenever we pass homeless people on the street, she always asks me for money to give to them."
So he wasn't very surprised when 8-year-old Ella stood up while they were eating at Lallapalooza in Monterey, California, and walked outside to give a homeless man who was later identified as David Salkowski her plate of steak and potatoes.
Scott captured her request along with the good deed itself on his phone and later uploaded it to Facebook where it yielded over 44 million views, one of which was the homeless man's sister, Roseanne Salkowski.
A very emotional Salkowski was able to get in contact with Scott and cried for the entire half hour they were on the phone together. His video was the first time she has seen her 62-year-old brother in six months. According to Salkowski, he's a veteran that suffers from PTSD, and took off from Philadelphia one day without saying a word. Rosanne was immensely happy to find out that he's doing OK.
Now Eddie and Ella are on a mission to reunite the siblings, posting to Facebook to see if anyone in the area has seen the man and urging them to contact him if they have. It goes to show you that even the smallest of gestures can have an astronomical impact on someone else's life.