Real-Life Forrest Gump Walked 34,000 Miles Spreading a Simple Message – Love Life

Kindness Blog

14 years ago, Steve Fugate took it upon himself to walk across America, as therapy after losing his son. Through his extraordinary journey, he hoped to spread just one simple message – ‘Love Life’.

Steve FugateIt’s estimated 67-year-old Steve has walked over 34,000 kilometers since he first set out on his legendary treks. Fugate, a native of Florida, had never really been a fan of walking, but he found it to be a great way to spread love after he lost his children. 1999 was a particularly tough year for him. He was going through a failed marriage and his business had taken a hit. To make matters worse, his son Stevie, 26, was convicted of drunk driving. It was all getting a bit too much to handle, so Fugate decided to go trekking on the 2,167 mile Appalachian Trail, leaving his son in charge of the business.

Unfortunately, young Stevie…

View original post 558 more words


3 thoughts on “Real-Life Forrest Gump Walked 34,000 Miles Spreading a Simple Message – Love Life

  1. Oh, and to top it off, Mr. Fugate had his epiphany in my neck of the woods–the Pennsylvania stretch of the Appalachian Trail, a trek I’ve done many, many times.

  2. Chuck, I commend you on sharing this incredible story about Steve Fugate, a survivor determined to make a real difference. I lost a close friend this year, whose thirty-three year-old son passed away recently. Tragic. I will reblog Steve’s story on Rite2Run.

What are Your Thoughts? Comments?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s