If everybody was nice to each other, the world would be a much better place. Holding a door for somebody, giving money to charity, even just smiling at somebody who looks down can be great ways to help somebody out.
This is the aim of the FOX5 Surprise Squad, spreading kindness and good gestures around America in the hopes of inspiring the world. So the team decided to head to a busy grocery store in Las Vegas.
They wanted to get to know some of the shoppers in the check-out line but the Surprise Squad had no idea they’d be so inspired by two local veterans. First, reporter Dave Hall met with Stephanie, a disabled veteran who was bound to a wheelchair.
Stephanie barely had enough money to feed herself or her dogs who she loved dearly. It turns out she was down to her last $50. Dave and his team gladly paid for Stephanie’s shopping. Then the Surprise Squad turned their attention to the man who had accompanied her to the store that day.
They surprise veteran who always puts others before himself
Larry was Stephanie’s husband, he was also a fellow club member and truck driver who was constantly out on the road. Larry was also a struggling veteran who sacrificed a lot of his time to drive Stephanie wherever she needed to go. “No vet should be going through what she’s going through,” he told Dave and his team.
Sadly, Larry had lost some of his brothers in the Vietnam War. That’s what inspired him to create a charity called Bones for Blankets which donates blankets to homeless veterans.
Larry was very low on cash as he likes to put other first. His only two items at the supermarket that day was a piece of candy and some mouthwash. Once Dave and the Surprise Squad heard Larry’s story, they decided that this wouldn’t do. They immediately took Larry back down the aisles of the supermarket to make sure he gets what he needs.
“You served us, now it’s time to serve you.”
Make sure you watch the Surprise Squad’s kind gesture to a surprise veteran who helps others first in the video below. Also, at Happiest we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section below. 🐝