We’ve covered actor Gary Sinise quite a bit on this site, but this tweet slipped past us over the weekend. We’re certain he’d pass on being TIME’s person of the year — and he’s been helping military families for years — because the man is so humble.
Anyway, here’s the Gary Sinise Foundation flying more than a thousand Gold Star children to Disney World for the holidays.
Over 1000 Gold Star Children travel w/ surviving parent, 1,750 in all, via @americanair to Disney World today as part of our @GarySiniseFound Snowball Express program. This charter left LAX this morning. I’ll join up in a few days. Have fun kids! We love you! pic.twitter.com/OfMEpVF1er
— Gary Sinise (@GarySinise) December 8, 2018
Seriously, is this the greatest guy or what? He tours with the Lt. Dan Band to entertain the troops and then does this for Gold Star families. (You can spot him in the photo if you look closely enough.)
He is such a class act. I wish we had many more people like him in Hollywood, and beyond.
— Jon Sutz (@JonSutz) December 10, 2018
I wish all Hollywood were like this Hollywood.
— FormFactor13 (@FormFactor13) December 10, 2018
Well done Mr Sinise.
— Antifanabla (@momthemeatloaf1) December 10, 2018
Why is it that whenever I read things like this I get something in my eye? I swear it's sand in my eye…
— Chris Willis (@CWillis191) December 10, 2018
You and all those who work so hard for these people are amazing. You truly are a special person.
— Truth be told (@Truthbe46567003) December 10, 2018
That's bad ass, Gary is a good guy.
— oneredshoekelly (@oneredshoekelly) December 10, 2018
A good man doing great work for the children of the best men who did the worst work. God bless @GarySinise, these Gold Star children and their parents who gave all for them and our nation. https://t.co/G65tyZcbG2
— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) December 10, 2018
Gary Sinise is a great man and has contributed so much to our country and amer citizens!! Thank you!!!!
— Dianna Tucker (@sexynana35) December 10, 2018
Thank You Gary for all your hard work and sacrifices.
— Jack C Harley Jr (@metricharley) December 10, 2018
@GarySinise is a remarkable person. Quiet, unassuming and always doing great things.
— Rule of Law (@Offendeddude) December 10, 2018
Amen and amen! Absolutely terrific! Wish we could clone him…
— Train Man (@TrainMan462) December 10, 2018
@GarySinise is a stud, the man has done more for vets then alot of people, and doesn't take credit for anything, he is a humble man and a great person for anyone that is or was in the military, GOD BLESS HIM.
— Steve (@AskmeIfIGivAShi) December 10, 2018
Here’s a very tempting thought, although we think Sinise could and will do so much more in the private sector:
— Nicholas Culver (@supercnote) December 10, 2018
In case you missed it from this thread of goodbyes to President George H.W. Bush, here’s what Sinise had to offer:
Spent a wonderful day at College Station back in 2011. George H.W. Bush. Thank you for your service sir. R.I.P. God bless pic.twitter.com/K4IGhd2hqD
— Gary Sinise (@GarySinise) December 1, 2018
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Looks like we’re on the same page with Patricia Heaton:
Hey @TIME , why isn’t @GarySinise ever on the Person of the Year list? Hey @TheAcademy , why isn’t he ever picked for the #jeanhersholt humanitarian award? He raises $30M a year to build homes for wounded vets along with his #goldstarfamily support. Retweet! https://t.co/pj7BGEN7Ds
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) December 10, 2018
Class is in SESSION: Gary Sinise OWNS CA teacher for calling military 'the lowest of the low' https://t.co/bxwO1h63IP
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 30, 2018