WATCH: Navy Vet Gets New Scooter Thanks to Millions of Fans on TikTok

by Chase Thomas

Just awesome. There is no doubt you will see anything better today than this Navy veteran getting a new scooter all thanks to millions of fans on TikTok. You simply love to see it.

The Kelly Clarkson Show’s caption for the moment reads, “This is the best thing you’ll see today, promise! 79-year-old Navy veteran @patriotickenny became a TikTok star with the help of his neighbor Amanda. When his mobility scooter broke down, his 1 million fans came to the rescue, not only gifting him a new scooter, but raising over $100,000 to donate dozens of scooters to other vets 💗.”

The 79-year-old Kenny needed a new scooter after his bit the dust. His neighbor Amanda, thankfully, was there to step in and assist him. Kenny is such a big fan, over 1 million on TikTok, that they were able to raise over $100,00 to not only get Kenny his scooter but over a dozen more veterans. How cool is this story?

Another Navy Veteran Finds Shelter

Kenny’s wonderful tale was not the only piece of good news for Navy veterans on Veterans Day this week. Another veteran in Winter Park, Florida who also was going through a hard time received the wonderful, often-overlooked gift of having a roof over his head again. Marcus Sims, the Navy veteran, got a new apartment this week thanks to the Veterans Affairs organization.

Sims said, “You know, you’d have to worry about where your next meal is going to be or where you’re going to wake up.” Homelessness is a terrible situation for everyone. There are organizations and nonprofits all around the country who are working to end homelessness in this country so that veterans, like Sims, don’t find themselves in this situation.

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, “In 2019, 21 out of every 10,000 veterans were homeless.” That is 21 too many, but per the organization, the number of veterans who were homeless from 2010-2019 was cut in half, which is great to see.

Sims continued, “You know, you wake up in your own home, so it’s a great thing. It’s a great feeling.” This is another awesome story for Veterans Day and a great moment for Sims after losing so many things he held dear during the pandemic from his job to his house to even his marriage.

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida also stepped up for Sims and donated furniture, a crockpot and bedding for his new place to ensure he has everything he needs as he gets backs on his feet in his new home.