Rihanna Surprises Homeless Veterans in Los Angeles with Clothing, Food, and a Listening Ear


Rihanna is paying her respects to veterans in a special way.

The pregnant singer, 33 — who is expecting her first baby with boyfriend A$AP Rocky — visited the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus in California on Sunday and surprised veterans who have been battling homelessness.

Activist and Mr. Checkpoint app founder Sennett Devermont shared several photos from Rihanna’s appearance, thanking her for her “amazing heart, time and energy.”

“Thank you @badgalriri for pulling up with all the love and support and most importantly your ears to listen to Veterans,” he wrote alongside Instagram photos of the two.

One veteran later discussed the singer’s visit, noting that she brought supplies and listened to the stories of several vets.


“I met Rihanna! The greatest singer on earth. She donated clothes, food and she cares about the veterans,” he explained in an Instagram video shared by the AFTP Foundation. “United States Army veterans. U.S. Marine veterans. Air Force veterans. She cares about all the veterans. She cares about us and she showed us. And she’s going to take care of business.”

“Despite all circumstances of how veterans are treated sleeping in tents on asphalt or tiny sheds on land they should call a home, I can say hope and joy was spread to the Veterans,” the nonprofit organization captioned the post. “The authenticity of actually caring and listening was beyond the amazing supplies that @badgalriri donated. Rihanna made that happen when she visited the vets today. Honored to have been witness to this!”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Vanessa Etienne