Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Boy Gives Marine A Secret Note, And Suddenly He Calls For Backup!

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

Marines / YouTube

A little boy approached the tall guard in uniform and said: "Excuse me." He asked again, "Excuse me, are you Santa Claus?” The man didn't seem to acknowledge the child's presence. “I heard you might be him. If you are him, here’s my list.” As, the boy reached out to give the guard his Christmas list, which was folded up, something sweet happened. The guard opened his hand and took the list, and the boy's jaw dropped. Was this tall guard really jolly Saint Nick?

Giving Back

Giving Back

USMC Life

Obviously, the man wasn't Santa, but he was a US Marine. And the story was actually part of a 1997 commercial for Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots is run by the Marine Corps, and this program provides toys on Christmas to underprivileged kids. And while the story of this young kid might be made up, the Marines' generosity certainly isn't. And just to prove it, here's this amazing story of a young Florida boy.

Mission To Promote Healthy Kids

Mission To Promote Healthy Kids

Zarzaur Law Sea Turtle Youth Triathlon / Facebook

At Pensacola Beach in Pensacola, Florida, there's an annual event held called The Sea Turtle Youth Triathlon. The full triathlon is for kids ages 7 to 15, and it promotes athleticism for children starting at a young age. The swimming portion of the triathlon occurs in the Gulf of Mexico, but the bike and run portion is performed on a closed road. Volunteers oversee the entire event, which is where Matthew Morgan's story begins.

Serving The People

Serving The People

Terminal Boots / YouTube

Matthew Morgan moved from his native San Diego to Pensacola when he enlisted in the Marines and became a Private First Class at Marine Detachment Corry Station. One year, the station had 22 students, and their commanding officer, Captain Frank Anderson, ordered them to volunteer their time for the Sea Turtle Triathlon. The young Marines were in charge of supervising the race and making sure everyone stayed on track. But no one had anticipated what happened next.

Keeping An Eye Out

Keeping An Eye Out

Terminal Boots / YouTube

Standing by the course on the run portion of the triathlon was Private Morgan, who waited for the young participants who had just about completed the event's swim and bike portions. Then, he saw a group of kids approaching, and it made him smile as they ran and completed the event. But Private Morgan noticed something just as more of the kids crossed the finish line. There was one young man who was in a bit of jam.

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