Grandma Hugs Soldiers in Airport for 12 Years. When She isnt there One Day, they do THIS..
Since 2003, central Texan Elizabeth Laird goes to the airport to pay her respects to the troops. The 83-year-old gives each soldier a hug before they leave for deployment at Fort Hood.
It’s such a small gesture, but it has a big impact: giving those who serve their country a little warmth, compassion, and recognition before they go off to a place they may never return home from.
She’s a bit of a local hero known as the “hug lady,” and in her 12 years she has given half a million hugs to our troops. Then one day she wasn’t there…