Texas Child Welcomes National Guard in Heartwarming Way


They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and some are worth so much more than that.

Despite what the media portrays, America is not as divided as it may seem. We have much to work on, but if you go outside and look at your community, you will see that people are more united than it appears on the television.

In a heartwarming display of welcoming, a four-year-old Texan stood outside with an American flag to greet the National Guard, who were arriving to help the Hurricane Harvey victims.

Todd Starnes reports:

The other day the National Guard showed up in Richmond, Texas and a four-year-old boy was there to greet troops — standing in the floodwaters, holding an American flag.

“My little man met some real superheroes this morning,” Wes Claburn wrote on Facebook.

The picture of the little patriot has been shared from coast to coast.

“He was simply just showing support to the soldiers that were helping our neighbors,” Emily Claburn told the Houston Chronicle. “He also offered to give the soldiers his favorite Grave Digger monster truck to help others with the flood in a time of need. Our son truly has a heart as big as Texas, and we are so blessed.”

Chron reports:

Emily Claburn said 4-year-old J.W. comes from a military family – he’s named after his great grandfather, John Wesley Claburn, who was killed in action on July 18, 1944 in Normandy.

Emily said, “He was simply just showing support to the soldiers that were helping our neighbors. Probably really excited to see them on our street!”

She added, “He also offered to give the soldiers his favorite Grave Digger monster truck to help others with the flood in a time of need. Our son truly has a heart as big as Texas, and we are so blessed.”

Emily concluded, “I’m overcome with joy that [the photo] is lifting the spirits of so many others during these crazy times.”

Wow! What an adorable, patriotic way to welcome American heroes with open arms. God bless Texas, and God bless America.

 

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