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JP Kibbler (Matt White/Gofundme)

The internet has mad love for the Memphis 'Can Man'



JP Kibbler, a blind Vietnam veteran from Memphis, is not homeless. Although, he does wear tattered clothes and a shoe with a hole in it.

He is also known as the "Can Man," and for good reason, according to CBS News.

Kibbler collects cans daily to make sure his daughter and his granddaughters have a place to stay. They all live together in a dilapidated section of Memphis. Kibbler says he makes about $100 a month from sales of his cans. Combined with his disability money, the sum is just enough to keep his family afloat.

Kibbler's story was told to the world by Matt White, a man who noticed the veteran after his car was running out of gas in a section of Memphis.

"If he hadn't looked up as I passed by, if I had not been paying attention at that exact moment; I would have missed it," White explained on a GoFundMe page he set up for Kibbler and his family.

The campaign has raised almost $25,000 for Kibbler and his family.

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