LeBron James gifts senior citizen with his 'shoe' - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

LeBron James gifts senior citizen with his 'shoe'

Cavs fan Walter Robinson receives a gift from LeBron James. (Source: WOIO) Cavs fan Walter Robinson receives a gift from LeBron James. (Source: WOIO)
The Dream Team at Menorah Park in Beachwood. (Source: WOIO) The Dream Team at Menorah Park in Beachwood. (Source: WOIO)
BEACHWOOD, OH (WOIO) -

One Cavs fan is winning and it's all thanks to "King James."
 
LeBron James sent a gift package to Walter Robinson. He's in hospice care at Menorah Park in Beachwood.

The gift included a letter from LeBron, one of LeBron's shoes and tickets to an upcoming game.

His daughter Madilin Robinson said he was so surprised, it brought tears to his eyes. He hasn’t let the size 16 shoe out of his sight.

“Right now he doesn't take his eye off of it, when he wakes up in the morning he sees it, when he goes to bed at night he sees it and he likes to hold it, he likes to touch it, every now and again," she said.

The 70-year-old retired steelworker has lived at Menorah Park for the last 9 years because of a stroke. His daughter says it has impaired his speech and mobility but the entire staff knows that he's one of the Cavs biggest fans.

Now his lifelong dream to attend the game is a reality thanks to the Dream Team at Menorah Park, who reached out the Cavs.

"Part of just our jobs here everybody we're trying to make the best lives possible for all of our residents so it kinds of gives everyone encouragement that they're dreams can come true," said Emily Spencer, Activity Coordinator.

"LeBron let him know that it was because of him and other fans and people in his life that it basically reminded him to be a better person and to keep his promises," said Madilin.



She says her father is overwhelmed and his tears show it. Next month they'll attend a game. Mr. Robinson couldn't more pleased to have this dream, right here in his lap.

"What do you think about this shoe?” asked Cleveland 19 News reporter Sia Nyorkor.
 
“I want more!” said Walter Robinson.
 
“He wants the other one," said Madilin.
 
The Robinsons are so thankful to the “Dream Team” and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Some of the residents there are hoping to meet some of the Beatles, one woman wants to host her own radio show and one man has invented a new way to sneeze and wants his video to go viral.

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