Stories of celebrities going out of their way to do nice things for regular people are always great. Especially when there is nothing for them to gain other than the satisfaction of making someone else’s day special. If those people whose day is made extra special also happen to be in the military then it’s even more cool.
That was the case with one Lil Wayne over the weekend. Weezy was getting ready to take off in his private jet at an airport when he noticed a plane parked next to his was filled with military personnel who had just arrived at the airport. Rather than just take off to wherever he was going, Lil Wayne had his pilot shut down his jet so he could go meet with the service men in the airport lobby.
So Lil Wayne came through IND today. At the same time he was due to depart, there was a military C130 arriving. It parked next to the Gulfstream he was on, and about 30 men in uniform crossed the ramp into the lobby. After they walked in front of the G-550, Lil Wayne apparently told his pilots he wanted off. They shut down their engines, and he and his boys got off their plane, came into the lobby, and shook every one of the service men’s hands. There was no press and no one to show off for…just a seemingly genuine act of respect. I know a lot of controversy surrounds him but, today, I was impressed.
Regardless of what you think of Lil Wayne, whether you’re a fan of him or his music or not, you have to admit this was a pretty fantastic bro move on his part. Not every celebrity would have made the special effort to thank those men and women who are the real people that “make America great.”