There’s nothing we can’t do when we have love and support.
Roy Beller of Choctaw, Oklahoma, has raised the kind of family that always helps each other accomplish their goals. So when the 94-year-old Army Air Corps veteran made a special request at a recent backyard pool party, his relatives rushed to make his wish come true!
Roy was watching his children and grandchildren enjoy a waterslide in their backyard when he had a great idea. He wanted to try it out himself! Although he was unsteady on his feet, his grandson, Michael Graham, and some other loved ones were eager to come alongside him.
In a video Michael later uploaded to Facebook, we see the family carefully helping Roy up the slide’s ladder. When he reaches the top, they place a cowboy hat on his head.
Then Roy gives a little push and flies down the slide into the pool! Naturally, his relatives are right there to catch him in case something goes wrong, but he seems pretty strong and capable on his own.
“When your 94-year-old Papa says I’m going down the waterslide that means he’s going down the waterslide!” Michael wrote. “I love him so much and hope to be half the man he has been through his life.”
Michael was shocked when his heartwarming post went viral with over a million views. When he told Roy, the fun-loving nonagenarian could barely believe it! Of course, we know people can’t help but react to the tangible love we see in this group.
“He is the patriarch of the family and everybody gets together and has each other’s back,” Michael said.
What a wonderful display of believing in the people we love! We’re so glad we got to share this special moment with Roy and his family.
Watch him take his big dip in the video below, and be sure to share this story with your friends.
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