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Canadian army makes the day of a 7-year-old boy with cerebral palsy

The Canadian winter might be brutal right now, but a story has emerged out of Newfoundland that's warming people's hearts.

Matthew, a 7-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, wanted nothing more than to help his fellow Newfoundlanders recover from the devastating blizzard that recently struck the province.

His mother Lisa, however, was worried about Matthew's safety due to his restricted mobility.

He asked his mother if the Canadian army could help him, so Lisa sent a message out on Facebook asking the army for their assistance.

Within a few hours, Lisa's Facebook post accumulated hundreds of shares and likes. Even more incredibly, the Canadian army actually responded.

The next morning, Lisa and Matthew opened the door to find several Canadian soldiers on their doorstep. They gave Matthew a hat, stickers, and tattoos. Matthew was grinning from ear-to-ear.

Although Matthew never actually shoveled snow, the visit from the Canadian forces made his day. Lisa took to social media to say that the thoughtful surprise "melted his heart", and that she's "overjoyed" at seeing her son so happy.

Naturally, Canadians are loving Matthew's story.

One man was feeling patriotic.

Another man was not, under any circumstances, crying.

And neither was this woman.

And finally, this woman expressed how all Canadians were feeling.

With Domino's Canada delivering free pizza to first responders, there are plenty of heartwarming stories coming out of the Maritimes at the moment.

Keep inspiring us, Newfoundland.

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JTFA | FOIA


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