There’s so much uncertainty for those who have been affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
But everywhere you look, people are coming together to do their part to make the road ahead just a little bit brighter, easier, or less lonely. Retired NFL player, now St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow is one of those kind souls. On Monday, he went to the Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida, areas visiting Hurricane Irma evacuees.
He witnessed firsthand what volunteers and Good Samaritans were doing to help those displaced by the devastating storm.
But one man, in particular, inspired him in a way few others did.
Tebow met a World War II veteran at a special needs shelter that he visited and the man’s spirit and positive attitude cheered up everyone around him. He even had the strength to play a tune on the harmonica!
Tebow said he was “totally uplifted” by his talents.
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) September 11, 2017
But while Tebow was inspired by this man’s perseverance, others were overwhelmed by the former football player’s kind act of helping people through tough times.
Tebow said, “There’s a lot of things they are dealing with — a lot of worry, a lot of doubt, a lot of unknown. But if there’s a chance just to brighten their day, put a smile on their face or letting them not worry about their problems for a couple of seconds or minutes, it’s worth it. You can’t promise them you’re going to make things better, but you can promise you’ll stand side-by-side them when they go through it.”
And it’s so true — we can’t solve every problem right now, but we can make a difference, bit by bit.
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