Watch: Tim Tebow Visits WWII Veteran At Hurricane Irma Shelter
Tim Tebow Hurricane Irma Shelter Visit News
On Monday, 30-year-old Tebow paid a visit to a World War II veteran at a special needs shelter in Florida to treat those affected by Hurrican Irma, which has battered the state along with several Caribbean islands.
The former Denver Broncos and New York Jets quarterback — who now plays for the St. Lucie Mets of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League — shared a video of himself kneeling by the veteran’s bed while the man treated Tebow to a harmonica tune.
“Totally uplifted by this #ww2 veteran, who’s spirit and talents encouraged his fellow visitors at this Special Needs Shelter! #irma,” Tebow wrote on Twitter.
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) September 11, 2017
Tebow recently finished his first full season in the Mets’ minor-league system. The former Heisman trophy winner — who has also played for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League and the Columbia Fireflies of the Class-A South Atlantic League — hit .231 with five home runs and 29 RBI with St. Lucie.
Tebow also joined Florida Governor Rick Scott at the state’s Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday.
“So many people are praying for you and love you and are there to help you and are alongside you in this difficult time,” Tebow told Scott according to the Tampa Bay Times. “It’s not like you can make everything better at once.”
According to the New York Times, Florida state officials say more than 5.6 million homes have lost power due to Irma, a Category 4 storm that was downgraded to a Category 2 late Sunday. At least 45 people have died due to the hurricane, including at least 10 in the continental U.S. Approximately 94,000 people remain in Florida shelters, the Times also reported.
PEORIA, AZ – OCTOBER 13: Tim Tebow #15 (New York Mets) of the Scottsdale Scorpions warms up on deck during the Arizona Fall League game against the Peoria Javelinas at Peoria Stadium on October 13, 2016 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)