Lisa Be

By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

WWII Veteran Gets To Relive His Dream. This Is Absolutely Beautiful!

Reddit user SocialFlotsam posted some photos of his friend, Bill, a 93-year-old WWII Veteran and Airborne Paratrooper. He wanted to help make Bill’s dream become a reality. Bill wanted to jump one more time but needed a little help finding a place to take him up for the jump.

The people from the social media site offered overwhelming support and encouragement. Total strangers responded that they wanted  to jump with him, to document it, to pay for his jump, and to come and support him on jump day. Bill went from feeling he had zero options to suddenly being able to go anywhere he wanted. SocialFlotsam said, “ Being the man he is, Bill was extremely grateful but in the end chose to do what I figured he would do. He went back to the first place he called, paid for it himself, and only told 5 people the time and place. He passed up newspaper, magazine and TV interviews because for him it was only about the jump.”

Bill looks really happy as he’s prepared to make his big jump.

His nickname is Billy Badass for good reason!

Here’s a photo of Bill during WW2 and a photo of him finishing a 10K in 2013.

Here’s a photo of Bill during WW2 and a photo of him finishing a 10K in 2013.

What a great story! I'm so happy for Bill! Makes me feel good to hear about the outpouring of support from total strangers for this man. If you enjoyed reading about Bill and his big jump, share this with others.