A sweet gesture of TikTokker Isiah Garza to a complete stranger is warming millions of people’s hearts in his viral video.
Garza brought joy to an elderly man’s day by inviting him to go to Disneyland with him. He meets the man walking in the street and asks him, “I’m sorry to bother you, but I’ve had a really, really rough day and I just wanted to see if you’d be willing to go to Disneyland with me today?”
The elderly gentleman responds, “Hey, that’s great. You really want to take me?”
Next thing you see is a wonderful montage of the duo touring the famous park.
“I took a 100-year-old veteran to Disneyland & we became best friends,” Garza captioned the now-viral video.
Garza helps his newfound friend get around the park in a wheelchair. The elderly man is clearly having a lot of fun. They ride the spinning teacups.
He gets mickey mouse ears and they even break out in dance.
“How does it feel to be at Disneyland today?” Garza asks his new friend.
“Oh my gosh, this is one of the best days of my life,” the man replies. “I feel like I might be dreaming or something.” He is truly overwhelmed with emotion and tears up telling Garza “I thought my life was over. I will remember this day for a long time.”
“You don’t know how much I appreciate this,” he adds through his tears. “You really, really don’t know.”
@isaiahgarza I took a 100 year old veteran to Disneyland & we became best friends ❤️ #disneyland #kindness #friends #veteran #bestfriends ♬ Steal My Sunshine (Single Version) – Len
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“Guys!!! should I start a new series with him?!?!” Garza asked his 7.7 million followers in the comment section after the video garnered over 11.6 million views and 2.3 million likes.
“Can we make this a trend of taking senior citizens out to do fun things?” another commenter asked.
A viewer on reddit noted, “This is why it’s so important to have things to look forward to. Be it a trip, an event, a shopping day… so much of our mental well-being can hinge on just having hope.”
Someone wholeheartedly agreed. “Exactly! Our brains focus on ‘the thing’ that will break the monotony of our day to day, and so they hope that a phone call or visit will do that,” they wrote. “Our population is aging and I fear this will be an ever growing issue.”
“‘He started to cry’ meanwhile I’m sobbing,” another wrote.
“As someone that works with seniors I love this so much,” one responded.
“This is honestly one of the best videos I’ve possibly ever seen,” someone else said. “It was so awesome to see the joy brought to this man.”
Garza reveals in his bio that he was “once homeless” and now makes it his mission to change lives.