PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man tells CBS 3 Eyewitness News he hitchhiked from Washington state to Philadelphia for the papal visit.
(Greg Argos:) “How did you get here?”READ MORE: Family Holds Balloon Release For 'Gentle Soul' 17-Year-Old Nasir Muhammad, Gunned Down In Front Of Mom's Home
“I hitchhiked,” Corky said.
When asked why it was so important to be in Philadelphia, he said:
“I love the Pope, I have prayers that I need best for sick relatives and I don’t know how to say it, but my heart is full.”READ MORE: More Than 800 Baby Turtles Safe In Stockton University's Care Thanks To Quick Thinking, Little Innovation
(Greg Argos:) “You want his blessing.”
“Yes, my blessing of the Pope I think it’s important we recognize the traditions of the church as being a part of our lives,” he said.
He says it took him eight days to travel to Philadelphia.
“People in this country are beautiful. I’m very grateful,” he said.MORE NEWS: 'Mom-And-Pop Bakeries Are Dying': Homemade Goodies By Roz May Have To Close Due To Worker Shortage
He reportedly is going to hitchhike home.