Little Girl Chooses Shriner Over Superheroes in Touching Video
At a recent Shriners family fun day event, the El Karubah Nomads of Alexandria, Louisiana came up with a very touching skit that shows how Shriners are real-life heroes.
In the clip, a little girl on crutches is standing in the middle of the road waiting to be helped. Superhero after superhero ride up on motorcycles to try to help, including Captain America, Spider Man, Superman, Wolverine, Batman and The Hulk. But the little girl turns them all away.
The last person to ride up is a Shriner, who swoops down, picks her and her crutches up off the ground and carries her off.
The concept was created as part of the annual Cenla Shrine Club Family Fun Day competition, which offered a $1,000 donation prize to be made in the winner's name to a Shriner's Hospital. Hebron's awesome concept won, and the crew donated the prize money to the Shriners Hospital for Children right here in Shreveport!
"I started working on the idea in January, but an idea is only as good if you have commitment and participation," Hebron told KVKI. "It was a group effort."
Why superheroes? Hebron explained.
We wanted it to be current, and we wanted it to be relatable. If you're three or 73, you understand the meaning behind it. You don't have to wear a cape to be a superhero to a child. That's what Shriners do every day. -- Junior Hebron, Founder, El Karubah Nomad Unit
"We wanted it to be current, and we wanted it to be relatable," he said. "If you're three or 73, you understand the meaning behind it. You don't have to wear a cape to be a superhero to a child. That's what Shriners do every day."
"All the superheroes were actual shriners, too," Hebron added.
The Nomad Unit only started in January 2013, but has made a name for itself as one that definitely thinks outside the box. Proof: its 'Pretty Pink Piggies' fundraiser.
"Pretty Pink Piggies started as a joke on Facebook," Hebron explained. "If $1,000 could be raised, the Shriners would get their toenails painted hot pink."
The unit raised over $1,300. And yes, they followed through with it.
So, how does Hebron plan to top his shriners are superheroes idea next year?
"We have some pretty creative guys, we'll definitely be putting pen to paper and letting our creative juice flows," he said.
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