One trucker has taken the nation by storm after a photo of him was published on Facebook. The trucker had pulled over just inches from oncoming traffic and put his hand over his heart for one simple reason.
Kristen Collins, the one who posted the picture, wrote a brief caption to explain what happened.
“While in the funeral procession today to Jefferson barracks to lay my grandfather to rest a man driving a truck pulled off and made honor as we all proceeded,” she said. “Thank you for showing such great honor – I found and got to personally thank this man!!”
What a great American.
Collins told WMAZ news that when she saw the trucker pulled over, “For that moment, everything about my grandfather about his legacy and life was important.”
Because she wanted to thank him, she posted the photo on Facebook, which has since gone viral.
She went on to talk about the incredible, patriotic life her grandfather led and how he had served in the Navy and Navy Reserves during WWII.
However, the story doesn’t end with just the Facebook post. Collins and the trucker, Bradley Faulkner, who were previously strangers, finally met up.
“Can I give you a hug please?” Collins said to Faulkner when they met.
Faulkner then said, “It doesn’t change or alter your life at all to maybe lift up that one family and say, ‘Hey, in your time of need, I’m here for you whether I know you or not.’”
“It’s just such an honor to be able to meet the person that made such an impact on us for a moment in time,” Collins said.
The best thing about this interaction, though, is that Bradley Faulkner is a nine year vet who served a tour in Iraq. He also comes from a military family, as his grandfather also served in the military.
It’s stories like these that show just how amazing Americans truly are. Sure, there a lot of people out there who are less than patriotic, but this guy definitely gets it.
He was willing to stop everything to honor a fellow vet. And for that, Bradley, we salute you.
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