Louisiana Boy’s Note Reading ‘Hope You Make It. Gavin’ Becomes Morale Booster For Troops In Afghanistan (Video)

| by Khier Casino

A Louisiana boy’s written message has become a morale-boosting slogan for the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing.

“Hope you make it. Gavin,” was the message U.S. military personnel, deployed in Kabul, Afghanistan, discovered amid cards and letters of support from school children back home in America.

The unit accepted it as an unofficial slogan, printing it on patches, coffee mugs and posters, KTBS-TV reported.

The troops who turned it into their motto also made it their mission to find 8-year-old Gavin Brint, and with help from the Shreveport Times, they found him last week.

Gavin communicated with the unit online, and the troops told the boy how his simple message and unintended humor about the deadly risks they face in Afghanistan had given them courage.

“I’m always getting on to him, and I tell him, you’re being a little too blunt,” said Gavin’s dad, Wes Brint. “So it’s really neat that these four words have meant so much to y’all, but as my wife said, you guys are the real heroes.”

Sources: TheBlaze, ABC 7 ChicagoShreveport Times