Our veterans are our heroes. These are the people who stepped up to protect our country when we needed it the most. They sacrificed their time, their health, and even their lives to keep us safe. Unfortunately, many veterans encounter unexpected hardships when they return 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.
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 drove Stephanie to the grocery store, even though he himself couldn’t afford to buy groceries. As he stood in the check out line, he only held a bottle of mouthwash and a piece of candy.
Dave couldn’t let this man walk out without any food in his cart. “You served us,” he told the veteran. “It’s our turn to serve you now.”
The veteran admitted that he was overwhelmed with the kindness he was being shown. He had taken care of himself since he was a teenager, and now a stranger showed up out of the blue just to buy him food. He even offered to repay Dave in some way, to which the reporter replied that he had already done his part. “We try to do good things for good people, Larry, so you deserve this,” Dave told him.
When they finished checking out, Larry mentioned that he had never spent that much on groceries before. You could tell by the look on his face just how much this moment meant to him.
It is impossible to tell what someone is going through just by looking at them. When Dave first spoke to Larry, he had no idea that this man had done so much for others. Now the veteran has felt the impact of his good karma coming back to him.
Veterans struggle every day because of limited resources. If you would like to help heroes like Larry, follow this link.
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