He’s a terminator with a heart of gold.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger purchased 25 homes for homeless veterans living on the street in Los Angeles.
The one-time Hollywood action star ponied up $250,000 of his own money for the “tiny homes” which were built by the nonprofit Village for Vets.
“Today, I celebrated Christmas early,” Schwarzenegger said in a tweet Thursday. “The 25 homes I donated for homeless veterans were installed here in LA. It was fantastic to spend some time with our heroes and welcome them into their new homes.”
The Austrian muscle man said his act of generosity was what Christmas is all about.
“All of you have the power to do something for someone else this holiday season,” said Schwarzenegger, 74. “It doesn’t have to be big. Just give a few minutes of your time to help someone else.”
Los Angeles has increasingly embraced the “tiny home” model to address the city’s famously teeming homeless population. The units are 64 square feet and can be rapidly assembled. They have two beds, full heating and air-conditioning and a small desk, according to Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.
Hope of the Valley launched its first “Tiny Home Village” in North Hollywood in February.
The new homes from Schwarzenegger will be a lifesaver for vets like Ferris Keams, who spent months living outside in a tent.
“No squirrels and no rats,” he told Fox 11 in LA approvingly of his new digs. “It’s home.”