Arnold Schwarzenegger, the 76-year-old Terminator star, expressed his love for giving back as he handed out Christmas gifts at the Hollenbeck Youth Center in Boyle Heights. In an Instagram post, he explained that his annual tradition, spanning over 30 years, was inspired by his first Christmas as an immigrant in the United States.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s Christmas Tradition at Hollenbeck Youth Center
Arnold Schwarzenegger continues his yearly tradition of distributing Christmas gifts at the Hollenbeck Youth Center, inspired by his first Christmas as a US immigrant. In a viral video, he shares his experience, expressing gratitude for the kindness he received during that time and his desire to reciprocate that generosity.
He loves being able to give back and the smiles on the kids’ faces when they get gifts.
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Arnold passionately articulates in the video speaking about his first experience,
“They gave me Christmas gifts, they had this beautiful Christmas tree and I felt so included here in America, even though I was a foreigner, I just came to this country.”
“I will never forget that kind of sweetness and kindness and inclusion, so I wanted to do the same thing when I had the money. So this is why for the last 30-something years I’ve been coming out here. … It makes me feel good that I can share the kindness and inspire other people to do the same thing.”
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In the video, Arnold was seen distributing Christmas gifts to local visitors, including families and children, engaging in conversations and posing for photos at the center. Another yearly tradition showcased in a recent video involved the FUBAR star giving out turkeys to the community at the Hollenbeck Youth Center for Thanksgiving, emphasizing a three-decade-long commitment to this charitable act.
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