VIDEO: 100-Year-Old Veteran Enjoys a Heartwarming Surprise Trip to Disneyland

Disney Parks are full of magic for both the young, and the young at heart, and this statement was never more true than during a recent trip to the Happiest Place on Earth for a 100-year-old veteran.

The trip was made possible thanks to TikToker Isaiah Garza who was once homeless himself and now uses his following to pay it forward and create heartwarming experiences and assistance for others in need. In Garza’s latest video, he comes across a veteran who he invites to join him on a trip to Disneyland Park, and the experience turned out to be truly magical. Take a look at the video below:


I took a 100 year old veteran to Disneyland & we became best friends ❤️ #disneyland #kindness #friends #veteran #bestfriends

♬ Steal My Sunshine (Single Version) – Len

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Garza noted in the video that the vet had not been on a ride in over 50 years, so he was thrilled to spend the day experiencing some of the most classic attractions at Disneyland Park, including the Mad Tea Party and “it’s a small world.” Later in the day, he wore his first pair of ears, danced alongside Garza, moved through the breezeway of Sleeping Beauty Castle, and met some favorite Disney characters.

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At the end of the day, Garza asked him how he felt to be at Disneyland, to which the vet responded, “Oh my gosh, this is one of the best days of my life. I feel like I might be dreaming or something. I thought my life was over. I will remember this day for a long time. You don’t know how much I appreciate this. You really…you don’t know.”


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The video instantly went viral on Garza’s TikTok account, with fans hoping the creator could help the vet make a bucket list or post more with him in the future. Garza replied to comments hinting that a series might be coming featuring TikTok’s newest star, so we will have to keep an eye out to see if the new best friend duo visit Disneyland again in the future!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."