Recently a TikTok video went viral on social media and won the hearts of millions.
Isaiah Garza is a designer, activist, and social media influencer from Los Angeles who surprised a 100-year-old man by taking him on a surprise trip to Disneyland.
32-year-old Garza, who has 7.8 million followers on YouTube, 7.7 million on TikTok, and 660K on Instagram and uses the pronouns they/them, uploaded a video on both platforms that made rounds on the internet and received appreciation from thousands.
Isaiah’s video began with them approaching the older adult and inviting him to go to Disneyland with him.
“I’m sorry to bother you. I’ve had a really, really rough day,” said Garza. “I just wanted to see if you’d be willing to go to Disneyland with me today.”
“Hey, that’s great,’ the man replied, “You really want to take me?”
“My gosh, I can’t believe this,” he said while being amazed by the generously kind offer made by a total stranger on the street.
Following their encounter, Isaiah’s video showed the duo having fun at the theme park, “The heartwarming footage then cut to them riding the spinning teacups together, which was something the man hadn’t done in decades.”
“He hasn’t been on a ride in over 50 years,” the philanthropist informed their viewers in a caption.
The viral video showed the influencer pushing the man around the park in a wheelchair and having fun together with different activities.
“Their day included a dance break and meet-and-greets with Goofy and the Mad Hatter. Garza even got the veteran a pair of Mickey Mouse ears and sweetly placed them on his head, sharing that they became ‘best friends for the day.’” Per Daily Mail.
At the end of their video, the activist asked the centenarian if he had fun.
“How does it feel to be at Disneyland today?” they asked.
“Oh my gosh, this is one of the best days of my life. I feel like I might be dreaming or something,” the man replied.
“I thought my life was over, I will remember this day for a long time. You don’t know how much I appreciate this,” he said while bursting into tears. “You really don’t know.”
Garza’s video received almost 16 million views on TikTok and 6 million on Instagram. Thousands of people commented on his now-viral video and shared their feelings about his heartwarming gesture towards the older man.
“Sobbing for real. Keep going; this is stunning,” a user commented on Instagram.
“One of the most beautiful and unbelievable things I’ve ever seen!!! I LOVE THIS! Probably one of the best and most rewarding days of your life too!!!” said another.
“How incredibly precious…. Our seniors really need our support….He will never forget this moment Isaiah…You gave him new hope in humanity and his days on this earth,” another wrote.
“Stop it when he said I thought my life was over but this day he will remember my heart oh my gosh you get me every time with you’re videos I love you,” someone wrote on TikTok.
“This video just made me sign up to a program where I befriend an elderly person, it was the kick I needed. thank you!” commented another.
You can follow Isaiah Garza on Instagram here.
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