Any motorcycle owner knows that losing your motorcycle is the most devastating thing that could ever happen to you. A man and his bike are one in the same, and when a motorcycle goes missing, its rider loses a piece of himself along with it. This story we have for you today isn’t quite what you’d expect, and the ending is totally worth it all.
George Johnsen is a 69 year old combat veteran and motorcycle enthusiast. He was an Airborne Ranger who served in in Vietnam, which is why the last thing you’d expect is to see him break down in tears on camera. His son, Scott Hartman, delivered an unexpected Christmas surprise to him, when he’d taken his dad’s motorcycle to do “a little work” on it. Hartman took the 2003 Honda VTX 1800R to his home 20 miles away, and the “little work” that he did resulted in a touching tribute to his dad and his service in the Army.
Johnsen’s reaction? “Oh my God. I can’t find the words”, he said as he saw his newly finished bike for the first time, wiping away tears. Check out the video of Johnsen’s bike reveal below, as well as the before and after pictures of his bike, and tell us in the comments how moved you are by the heartwarming story. We’re so happy for George and his new bike!
A Vietnam vet’s motorcycle disappeared for a month, what happened next had him in tears. A closer look at the bike, the art and the “before” pics here: http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/30796799/biker-dad-christmas-surprise-for-veteran-biker
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