We're so moved by this incredible outreach to our service men and women.
A handwritten card always has a way of lifting up spirits and impacting the recipient in a meaningful way. With that in mind, the Nashville-based morning Show, "Ty, Kelly & Chuck" set out with the impressive goal of sending 100,000 thank you cards to troops serving our country overseas. Dubbed #100kthankyous, the project hit its goal this Wednesday, after kicking off on November 1st in collaboration with the USO.
To celebrate the inspiring act, Garth Brooks joined the show to read the 100,000th note out loud. Before opening the card, co-host Ty Bentli expressed his gratitude for everyone who joined the effort. He also noted how the "country music world really came together" with bands like Old Dominion and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill contributing. "We had no idea that we were gonna come near this number," Bentli adds. "We thought we were gonna get 10,000, maybe a couple more." Co-host Chuck Wicks chimes in, "The first week was sad. It was like a couple hundred." But around the 15th of the month the letter deliveries began to swell. The Post Office even called to request the show bring a bigger truck to accommodate the volume of mail.
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A visibly moved Brooks proceeds with the honor of opening the letter. "Thank you for your service. Thank you for devoting your life to fighting for our freedom," he begins reading the card out loud as his voice cracks with emotion. You're going to want to wipe your eyes—and grab a pen and card. Watch the full clip below.
If you would like to send a letter to our troops, check out the information here.