'Forrest Gump' Actor Gary Sinise Flies 1000 Gold Star Kids To Disney World For Christmas

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Good-Guy Gary Sinise, the actor probably best known for his role as Lt. Dan in the classic movie "Forrest Gump" is known for long work helping veterans and various veteran groups.

“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. We wanna take care of these kids and make sure they know we don

It is reported that Sinise said himself;

“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,”

But that's not the only magical thing about this trip. Santa Claus himself, despite his very hectic schedule this time of year, made an appearance to see them all off from the West Coast with his better half Mrs. Claus, at Los Angeles International Airport last Saturday morning. However, instead of arriving on his usual reindeer-led sleigh, they arrived via helicopter!

The first person to greet Santa was young Desmond, whos father Army Sgt. Myles Penix sadly died during service back in 2016.

Desmond was truly enjoying the trip, and was accompanied by his mother Jade, who said that the trip was incredibly important in the healing process.

“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 just goes to show how amazing, yet humble Gary Sinise truly is. Our utmost respect to you as always, Lt. Dan! I can certainly smell a Time's Person of the Year in your future, hopefully!

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