“I feel that there was divine intervention for this to happen.”
“It has always been my dream since we started this that everybody would be remembered.”
It all started on Feb. 22, 1944, when he was just 8 years old.
His kind gesture took very little time out of his day, but likely made a huge impact on his customer’s day.
“I think I missed him more than my family because I knew he didn’t know if I was ever coming back.”
She won’t have to worry about cold nights or a dangerous environment, she simply gets to be a house dog.
For them, they’re just happy to save people some money and they simply provide this service because “they can”.
“Thank you. I never know if I’ll be here the next day, but thank you so much for this.”
“When I look at the photos, I see her joy, I see her confidence, I see her love.”
“RAWR T Rex’s are cooler than cutesy signs.”
“Today I Pay Him Back.”
As she leans in to hug her son, she cradles his head as if he were still a small child.
Things didn’t go as planned, though, because the announcer couldn’t get through his part of the surprise.
“Truly amazing how fast the transitions are, and the timing to make such a visual effect!”
“It almost felt .. like he truly was there.”
“We did notice when our server, Dylan, dropped to one knee to look him eye-to-eye as he got ready to take his order. The man apologized for not hearing too well. He had forgotten to put in his hearing aids.”
“We did it. With the help of people literally all over the world, we brought Dad home. “
“I hope that other military families have a chance to sit down and explain to their kids that it’s not always going to be easy, but they’ll get through it.”
“There’s silver linings to anything, you can find something, and even if you can’t, somebody’s had it worse! So stop complaining.”
“My baby home!”
They say true friendships last a lifetime, even if you’re separated by thousands of miles or don’t see each other for years.
“I thought I’d never see you again.”
“I thought it was a bad pitch, so I was going to shake the catcher’s hand and say ‘sorry.’”
“Even before I opened the door, Benny could smell him and was so excited.”
“He immediately knew that it was JD’s shirt. There was no doubt about it.”
His amazing stage presence shined through right up until very the end of his life — as evidenced by his final performance.
“He is so thankful, he cracks me up. He keeps saying, ‘I don’t know what I did to deserve all of this from all you guys.’”
Some love affairs are cut short too soon, leaving both parties wondering what if…
“I always loved you. You never got out of my heart.”
“Thank you for representing those who were there before you and gave their lives for our freedom.”
“I didn’t know what to do. My mind just went blank.”
“It just hit me real good in my heart to do it then.”
“This was just the simple ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ the way it was written, and played the way it was meant to be played.”
Kkeaton spent his time in the military protecting troops by detecting explosives.
“We are without words, and beyond grateful for your generosity.”
“There was no doubt in my mind if our graduations fell on the same day I was going to go to hers.”