It takes a courageous, selfless person to join the military and make all the sacrifices that go along with it. We should all be very grateful to our veterans who risked their lives to help keep our country safe. Sadly though, many of them experience hardships after returning back home.
Unless a soldier has served for a certain amount of time, the benefits they receive after their homecoming are quite limited. It is heartbreaking to watch someone who sacrificed everything struggle to make ends meet.
One man’s story is truly touching. When a news crew heard about his plight, they couldn’t help but help him.
It was a sunny day in Las Vegas, and the Fox 5 Surprise Squad headed to the local Albertsons. They wanted to do something special for the residents, so they selected random customers and paid for their groceries.
Dave Hall headed the team. He approached several people who were just about to check out. When he asked if he could pay for their groceries, it made their day every time.
Over and over they kindly stepped in and paid for strangers’ shopping orders.
The employees watched as the crew assisted several random customers, and they clued them in on the regulars who needed the help the most. One cashier was almost in tears – she was so happy to see these acts of kindness brightening each person’s face.
She was a disabled veteran, and she relied on her wheelchair to get around. Stephanie explained that she was buying food for herself and her dogs. Without much financial assistance, she was really struggling. She admitted to Dave that she was down to her last $50. She didn’t know what she would do after that.
The news anchor was excited to be able to help.
He paid for the entire cost of the groceries, and Stephanie couldn’t have been more grateful. That’s when Dave noticed the man standing behind her.
“Is this your husband?” he asked. Actually, the man was a friend of her husband. This man, named Larry, was another veteran who had been in the same club as Stephanie’s husband.
The club, Bones For Blankets, focused on donating blankets to homeless veterans. Larry had started the organization 16 years previously, after he tragically lost three of his brothers. They had all frozen to death. The experience locked into Larry’s mind just how important sharing resources is.
Larry was very used to doing good for others – so it’s amazing to watch him be on the receiving end. Unsurprisingly, this heartwarming act of kindness has been viewed over 1.2 million times on the FOX 5 Las Vegas YouTube channel.