You won’t see this in the mainstream news! A down-on-his-luck 24-year-old single father from the minuscule town of Stonington, Illinois got the opportunity of a lifetime when he was asked to meet new President Donald Trump. Part-time FedEx courier and former security guard Shane Bouvet had voluntarily operated social media pages for the Republican candidate during the latter’s year-long campaign. Bouvet was in Washington, D.C. to attend an inaugural ball he had gotten a ticket to as a reward for his efforts.
Bouvet’s hometown has been hit hard by economic downturns under previous presidential administrations including those of Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Plants have closed, and a mine that had once employed Bouvet’s grandfather had shuttered. “I [got] tired of seeing people hit rock bottom,” Bouvet said. “If you go to the coffee shops, the old guys talk about the days when engines roared, and things weren’t built in China.” Feeling inspired, Bouvet took it upon himself to work hard to put Trump in the White House.
When he finally got to Washington, Trump himself surprised Bouvet and talked one-on-one with him for nearly an hour, presenting the volunteer with an autographed poster, photo and media pass. Best of all, Trump took the time to speak to Bouvet’s ailing father by cell phone and said Bouvet would soon receive a check for $10,000! This is the kind of heartwarming story that only happens once in a lifetime.
Find out the whole, wonderful tale about this man and President Trump in the news clip below.