Fourth-Grader Who Hopes To Become A Navy SEAL Kicks Things Off By Helping Veterans
A fourth grade student from South Carolina who dreams of becoming a Navy SEAL someday is starting his life of service by helping local veterans.
Greyson Winfield and his father Greg sat down with “Fox & Friends” on Saturday to say that they launched Helping Footprint, which is their mission to serve their community, because it was the “right thing to do in times of need.”
Along with his brother Garrett, 8 year-old Greyson spends his time doing things like collecting gift cards to help those who need food, preparing small meals for other children, and carrying out other considerate acts of service for those who need them. Last Tuesday, Greyson mowed his fifth lawn for Ron Linke, a 20-year Marine Corps veteran who has diabetes and a bad back.
5th lawn completed today. The biggest yard and the most special for Greyson, a Marine veteran.
“It’s pretty amazing. He’s a real special guy,” Greg said. “Helping Footprint — that he came up with pretty much on his own. You know, me and mom helped him with it a little bit. But, he’s a pretty amazing kid.”
“I couldn’t be prouder of him,” the devoted father added.
“But to think that your son, at that age, has that kind of ambition: what in his life or what in your parenting brought him that way?” asked Fox News host Pete Hegseth.
Greg responded by explaining that he works at a 911 call center and that both he and his wife worked as volunteer firefighters when the family lived in New Jersey.
“So, I guess it runs in the blood,” he said. “But, even at a young age, we noticed that he was a helper.”
“[Greyson], at 4-years-old, was starting to give away toys at Christmas time because the answer we got [was] ‘well, there are some kids that don’t have a lot like us, Dad. So, we want to be able to help them so they can have Christmas,'” Greg recalled.
If you want to help out with Helping Footprint, you can make a donation via their Facebook page. Greyson’s family also said that they will be giving out gift cards to help others as the coronavirus pandemic continues in the United States.