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When Strangers Raised Money for Veteran’s New Scooter, He Paid it Forward [Video]



  • Patriotic Kenny, a Navy veteran, has been going around his community on his beloved mobility scooter.
  • When his scooter broke down, his friends and online strangers raised up enough money to get him a new one.
  • So he decided to pay it forward and start a fundraising page to donate mobility scooters to other veterans in need.

Patriotic Kenny has quickly become beloved by his community and the online world. The 79-year-old Navy veteran has been sharing his experiences on TikTok for the past few months, and if you check out his videos, you’ll know just why he’s become so beloved. So when the community rallied to help him buy a new scooter, he made sure to pay it forward!

When Strangers Raised Money for Veteran's New Scooter, He Paid it Forward
Photo Credit: GoFundMe

Kenny is no longer able to walk long distances since he has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. So he gets around his hometown of Willernie, Minnesota, on his beloved mobility scooter, which is decorated with U.S. flags.

Sadly, his scooter broke down one day, and was too old to repair. He was heartbroken!


Kenny’s scooter is broken beyond repair. Hopefully his heart isn’t. 💔 #veteran #fyp #fypシ #viral #senior #scooter #america #KeepItRealMeals ♬ Sad Emotional Piano – DS Productions

So his friends shared his predicament on TikTok, and within 24 hours, strangers donated more than enough money. Kenny can now afford a top-of-the-line brand new scooter!

When he received the good news, he couldn’t believe it! He was overwhelmed with emotion.


@TikTok family came through with a $5,000 donation for Kenny’s scooter. Here’s his reaction. Grab your tissues. #fyp #fypシ #viral #veteran #senior ♬ Loving Strangers – Russian Red

When he learned that he received too much money for just one scooter, he decided to enlist his friends’ help to pay it forward.


📣 10 FREE MOBILITY SCOOTERS TO VETERANS! 📣 please share! Link in bio! #giveaway #veteran #kennyscooter #veteranscooter #fyp #fypシ #ellendegeneres ♬ Feeling Lucky – Filip Lundqvist

So they started a GoFundMe page to raise money to get mobility scooters to 25 veterans in need.

More than $29,000 have been raised by over 200 donors since!


The lovable Kenny was filled with gratitude and wanted others to feel the same! It was generous of him to pay the kindness forward.

Source: Inspire More