Army Veteran and His Newfoundland Bring Holiday Happiness to Fellow Vets

During the holiday season, we all want to share a little extra cheer. For Army active reservist, William Bruck, his mission is to bring some major merriment to those who have served our country.

Bruck, who has served three tours overseas, works with the Angels to Vets program to visit veterans in their homes. During the holiday season he delivers baskets of toiletries, food, clothes and delicious dinner ingredients designed for festive meals, PEOPLE reports.

Bruck also has a special helper in delivering his holiday gifts... his Newfoundland, Nash. Nash travels with Bruck, providing support and offering a furry friend for the veterans the pair visits.

"I bring the gifts and [Nash] brings the smiles," Bruck said.

The goal of the program, Bruck says, is to take the time to value our veterans, show them that we appreciate what they've done, and not take them for granted.

And Nash loves to help. Decked out in reindeer antlers and his Angels to Vets bandana, the Newfie doesn't skimp on kisses for all the veterans that he visits.


“You can be successful in whatever you do, as long as you’re passionate about it,” Bruck told PEOPLE. “My passion is working with vets, because that’s who I am.”

Way to go, Bruck and Nash! Thanks for helping our veterans and giving extra warm wishes this holiday season.

See Bruck and Nash in the video below.



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