TikTok star surprises a 100-year-old veteran with a magical trip to Disneyland

TikTok star surprises a 100-year-old veteran with a magical trip to Disneyland 2
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A TikTok star surprised a 100-year-old veteran with an unforgettable trip to Disneyland complete with Mickey Mouse ears and a ride on the teacups. 

Designer Isaiah Garza, who uses they/them pronouns, captured the hearts of millions with their now-viral video documenting the moment they approached an elderly man with a walker and invited him to the theme park. 

‘I’m sorry to bother you. I’ve had a really, really rough day,’ Garza, 32, said. ‘I just wanted to see if you’d be willing to go to Disneyland with me today.’

TikTok star Isaiah Garza, who uses they/them pronouns, captured the hearts of millions after surprising a 100-year-old veteran with a magical trip to Disneyland

TikTok star Isaiah Garza, who uses they/them pronouns, captured the hearts of millions after surprising a 100-year-old veteran with a magical trip to Disneyland 

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The philanthropist approached the elderly man while he was out with his walker and asked if he would like to go to the theme park

The philanthropist approached the elderly man while he was out with his walker and asked if he would like to go to the theme park

‘Hey, that’s great,’ the centenarian replied with a laugh. ‘You really want to take me?’

‘My gosh, I can’t believe this,’ he added, unable to hide his surprise. 

The heartwarming footage then cut to them riding the spinning teacups together, which was something the man hadn’t done in decades. 

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‘He hasn’t been on a ride in over 50 years,’ Garza explained in the on-screen text.

The centenarian was surprised but readily agreed, asking, 'You really want to take me?'

The centenarian was surprised but readily agreed, asking, 'You really want to take me?'

The centenarian was surprised but readily agreed, asking, ‘You really want to take me?’

The heartwarming footage then cut to them riding the spinning teacups together

The heartwarming footage then cut to them riding the spinning teacups together

'He hasn't been on a ride in over 50 years,' Garza explained in the on-screen text

‘He hasn’t been on a ride in over 50 years,’ Garza explained in the on-screen text

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The philanthropist pushed the man around in a wheelchair as they toured the park, and their day included a dance break and meet-and-greets with Goofy and the Mad Hatter. 

Garza even got the veteran a pair of Mickey Mouse ears and sweetly placed them on his head, sharing that they became ‘best friends for the day.’ 

‘How does it feel to be at Disneyland today?’ they asked their new pal. 

‘Oh my gosh, this is one of the best days of my life,’ the man replied. ‘I feel like I might be dreaming or something.

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Garza pushed the man around in a wheelchair as they toured the park, and their day included a dance break

Garza pushed the man around in a wheelchair as they toured the park, and their day included a dance break

Garza captured every moment of their joyous afternoon together, saying they 'became best friends for the day'

Garza captured every moment of their joyous afternoon together, saying they 'became best friends for the day'

Garza captured every moment of their joyous afternoon together, saying they ‘became best friends for the day’ 

Garza even got the veteran a pair of Mickey Mouse ears and sweetly placed them on his head

Garza even got the veteran a pair of Mickey Mouse ears and sweetly placed them on his head

‘I thought my life was over,’ he admitted. ‘I will remember this day for a long time. 

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‘You don’t know how much I appreciate this,’ he added as he fought back tears. ‘You really don’t know.’ 

Garza told Fox 11 that the surprise came about after the elderly man’s caregiver had responded to their Craigslist ad. 

The influencer is passionate about giving back after spending a couple of years homeless on the streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Their latest act of kindness has moved many fans to tears. 

When Garza asked the man how it felt to be at Disneyland, he couldn't contain his joy. 'This is one of the best days of my life,' he said

When Garza asked the man how it felt to be at Disneyland, he couldn’t contain his joy. ‘This is one of the best days of my life,’ he said 

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The veteran admitted that he though his 'life was over' up until that point, insisting that he would always remember their afternoon together

The veteran admitted that he though his 'life was over' up until that point, insisting that he would always remember their afternoon together

The veteran admitted that he though his ‘life was over’ up until that point, insisting that he would always remember their afternoon together 

'You don't know how much I appreciate this,' he added as he fought back tears. 'You really don't know'

‘You don’t know how much I appreciate this,’ he added as he fought back tears. ‘You really don’t know’

Garza’s video has been viewed 15.9 million times and has received nearly 100,000 comments. 

‘Can we make this a trend of taking senior citizens out to do fun things?’ one person asked, while another added, ‘This was so beautiful to watch.’ 

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‘The “you really would take me” makes me feel like he was worried he’d be a burden,’ someone else pointed out. ‘So glad you found him and made his day.’  

The video even caught the attention of Michale Bublé.

‘Everything about this is awesome,’ the singer commented. 

‘Guys!!! Should I start a new series with him?!?!’ Garza asked. 

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