You probably have seen at least one movie with Gary Sinise in it. His career has been so big and varied that he has played police officers, soldiers, and even the bad guy in some franchises.

Gary is best known for his role in Forrest Gump, but he has played dozens of other important roles over the course of his long career.

You might think that Gary’s true passion is acting because he has had a successful career, but it seems like he is more passionate about his side projects than anything else. The talented working man is an actor by day, but in his free time, he does things to help improve society.

Gary is best known for his acting roles, but he also started the Gary Sinise Foundation, which helps active military members, veterans, first responders, and their families.

Obviously, this is a great organization that anyone can join. But Gary stands out because he is the leader and because he works hard to help other people. He was surprised with a gift to thank him for all he had done.

When he saw the tribute made to him, he was so moved that he started crying. The 63-year-old has also visited some troops who are stationed abroad. He became closer to veterans after playing Lieutenant Dan in the movie Forrest Gump.

Lieutenant Dan was a hurt soldier, which gave him a better understanding of what it’s like to serve in the military. Because of these ties, he has a special place in his heart for this character.

As Sinise’s new book, “Grateful American,” comes out, other celebrities thought it would be the perfect time to send him a special message thanking him for the work his foundation does.

Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, and Kristin Chenoweth, among many others, were among the stars who paid tribute. They also asked some veterans to send special thank-you notes to Sinise on their own.

A family who got a house from Sinise’s foundation sent a message from their new home. It might be one of the most touching messages ever. Others can join in the social media tributes to Sinise by using the hashtag #GratefulLikeGary. You can see the video tribute below.