Special Christmas card to soldiers prompts global "Find Gavin" campaign

A cutout of the newspaper article that started the "Find Gavin" campaign.

A Christmas card sent to U.S. troops in Afghanistan from a young boy in Louisiana, provided such a big moral boost that they launched a mission to find the boy who sent the card.

The card read: "Hope you make it!" As it turns out, the troops loved the unintentional humor and set out to find the young boy who only signed the card as "Gavin."

The Air Force figured out it came from Shreveport, Louisiana. They asked a local newspaper to help them start the "Find Gavin" campaign.

Gavin Brint's mom realized it was her 8-year-old son. They then contacted the troops via Skype.

"There is a lot of danger out there, so to keep those words in mind makes us keep our heads on the swivel, stay and remember to make it back safe," one of the soldiers told Gavin via Skype.

The troops even started a Gavin fan club reprinting his "Hope you make it!" message on posters, coffee mugs, even patches sewn onto their gear.
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