George Lopez Gave A Latino Soldier Money For A Plane Ticket So He Could Make It Home In Time For The Birth Of His Child
Comedian George Lopez said he helped out a U.S. service member make it home in time to be at the birth of his first child.
Lopez writes in an Instagram post that he ran into the young man while at an airport bar. Lopez thanked the unnamed service member for his service and asked him where he was headed and learned he was taking leave to be at the birth of his first child.
George Lopez helped make one man’s dream come true.
Lopez was at an airport bar where he met a service member who was going to miss the birth of his son because he couldn’t afford a plane ticket home – he’d be taking the bus instead.
For Lopez, that just wasn’t an option. So to guarantee he would make it home in time, Lopez stepped in and helped. “Take this and buy yourself an airline ticket,” Lopez said in the Instagram post.
In an Instagram post, Lopez shared the story of what happened.
Lopez shared pictures he received from the service member, letting Lopez know he made it to the birth in time. Lopez ended his post by reminding everyone to thank military members before taking an apparent jab at President Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again.”
“Take a moment to thank them for their service, because without the brave men and women and LGBTQ we wouldn’t enjoy the freedom to agree or disagree,” Lopez wrote. “America has always been great.”
The Instagram post has racked up nearly 150,000 likes
Many on Twitter hoped that there were more people like George Lopez on this Earth.
Same gurl, same. With al lthe negative news in the world we need more good people doing more good things.
While other’s pointed out that generosity is the best way to pay it forward.
There’s a little thing called karma and when you help people out, especially those who are less fortunate than you, the universe typically rewards you big.
And that one act of kindness obviously meant the world to a growing family.
While another hoped the heartwarming experience would send a signal to our president.
We doubt it but it’s possible that the commander-in-chief may possibly some how be inspired by the feel good moment. Maybe…? We all know that our country’s inhumane immigration policies could use some compassion.
And a lot of people on Twitter were just happy to finally hear some good news.
It’s so true though. We are all constantly overwhelmed by the onslaught of noticias malas, from migrants dying on their journey to the US to Trump’s racist remarks about ‘the Squad.’
So many were quick to welcome this moment of compassion and generosity between strangers. And we’re totally here for it.