Last Wednesday, morning news viewers got a real treat when they watched television show host, comedian, and car enthusiast Jay Leno on the Today Show. That’s because funnyman Leno did something special: he gave a new car to a very deserving Cpl. Ethan Laberge, who was seriously injured while fighting in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber whose attack killed two of his fellow soldiers.
Laberge had been on foot patrol in Afghanistan when the suicide bombing occurred. Among other injuries, he suffered a serious brain injury causing him to have memory problems.
Laberge was chosen semi-randomly as a representative of all veterans to appear on the television program, where he met with the famous comedian. The two quickly bonded over their love of cars, and Leno allowed Laberge to take a drive in the hot new 2015 Dodge SRT Hellcat.
After a few trips and a quip that he wouldn’t mind having a Hellcat of his own, Leno handed Laberge the keys, saying, “America loves you. Thank you, buddy. Have a lot of fun. Don’t get any tickets.” Laberge jokingly replied that he couldn’t make that promise.
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