Caring for Our Veterans: A Heartwarming Story

Our military men and women are heroes who deserve our utmost respect and gratitude. They selflessly serve our country, ensuring our freedom and safety. While we often pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, it is important to remember that many veterans are still struggling today.

Larry Robeson, a Vietnam veteran, is one such individual facing financial difficulties. When he returned from the war, he found himself at a loss, unsure of how to move forward. But fate had something extraordinary in store for him.

One day, in a grocery store in Las Vegas, Larry crossed paths with the Fox 5 Surprise Squad. Despite his own financial constraints, Larry didn’t hesitate to help his friend Stephanie, who is disabled and also struggling to make ends meet. He took her to the store so they could purchase the essential items they needed. Stephanie, with only $50 to her name, was uncertain about her future.

It was here that Dave Hall, the reporter leading the Surprise Squad, stepped in. He assured Stephanie that his team would take care of her groceries. But as Hall glanced behind Stephanie, he noticed Larry, a longtime friend of Stephanie’s husband. What Hall soon discovered was that Larry had founded the “Bones for Blankets” club many years ago.

This club’s mission is to provide blankets to homeless veterans who find themselves abandoned on the streets after their service to the country. Larry established it after three veterans tragically froze to death due to freezing weather conditions.

At this time, Larry was not only providing support to Stephanie but also serving as a lifeline to other homeless veterans. Stephanie’s husband, a truck driver, was often away from home, leaving her in dire circumstances. Larry firmly believed that no veteran should ever have to endure the challenges Stephanie faces on a daily basis.

Moved and inspired by Larry’s noble efforts, Hall made sure that Larry would not leave the store without his own groceries being taken care of. Larry had only intended to purchase a dish soap and a candy, but Hall insisted on providing him with everything he needed, including an abundance of food.

“You served us. It’s our turn to serve you now,” Hall told Larry.

With a total bill of $278, Larry could hardly hold back his tears as Dave and the rest of the team settled his payment. Overwhelmed by this incredible act of kindness, Larry remarked, “This is just overwhelming. I’ve been taking care of myself since I was 13.”

This heartwarming encounter between Larry, Stephanie, and the Surprise Squad is a testament to the power of kindness and the importance of supporting our veterans. It reminds us that each one of us can make a difference in someone’s life, no matter how big or small the act may be.

Please click below to watch the heartwarming video of this extraordinary encounter. And don’t forget to share this story with your loved ones on Facebook, spreading the message of compassion and appreciation for our veterans.


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