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The One And Only Guy Gary Sinise Flies 1,000 Gold Star Kids and Their Surviving Parents to Disney World for Christmas

You probably know Gary Sinise for his role of Lt. Dan in the iconic American movie, “Forrest Gump.” What you might not know about Sinise is that he is an extremely giving person.

He has been working with veterans and veteran-supporting group for years. Sinise was responsible for flying veterans to the National World War II Museum so they could tell their stories. He also served veterans Thanksgiving dinner in 2016.

Sinise wasn’t about to let Christmas pass by without giving back, but this time he decided to focus on someone other than veterans… He decided to shift his focus to their children, but in particular, Sinise is focused on those children who lost a parent in active combat.

KCAL-TV reports that the Gary Sinise Foundation stuffed 15 planes full of Gold Star families on their way to Orlando, Florida to visit “the happiest place on earth,” Walt Disney World. This special Christmas present is being dubbed the “Snowball Express.”

“Each one of these children who are going on these airplanes have lost a parent in military services – either combat related or illness or unfortunately suicide sometimes,” Sinise explained. “We wanna take care of these kids and make sure they know we don’t forget.”

“About 1,700 people from 15 locations across the country board the Snowball Express on their way to a 5-night vacation in Orlando, Florida,” KCAL reported.

Conservative Tribune reports:

To see them off from the West Coast, Santa Claus made an appearance (along with his better half) at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday morning, arriving via helicopter.

The first person in line to meet Santa was young Desmond, whose father Army Sgt. Myles Penix died back in 2016.

“I (didn’t know) that he would be here in a helicopter — I thought he was gonna be jumping out of there in a parachute,” Desmond stated.

Desmond seemed to be enjoying the trip, alongside his mother Jade. Jade said that the vacation helped them in the healing process.

“It’s just important ’cause of all of the bonding that we get to do. He gets to find friends who are just like him, and I get to find ones that have lost just like me,” she explained. “It’s easier when you find people who’ve gone through the same thing. So it’s an amazing experience. All of the different tributes they have, and all of the different balloon releases where I get to write a message to my husband; it’s amazing.”

Twitchy noted that social media users took notice of Sinise kindness:

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