On the Sunday before Christmas, Lauro and George woke up at 4:00 am to prepare the meals, which included sandwiches, fruit and water. At 7:00, HOLA High School Director Christine Newkirk and her fiancé Paul picked up the Batman-costumed brothers and brought them to MacArthur Park. They were able to give out all of the blankets and over 40 lunches to the homeless. Lauro was surprised and overwhelmed at the number of homeless adolescents they encountered, making him realize just how grateful he is for his own family and that he has place to call home. The boys served everyone they could find, and if the intended recipient was sleeping, the brothers laid a blanket over them and left the meal at their side. The people they served were thankful for the boys’ holiday generosity.
The project was incredibly meaningful to Lauro and he was thrilled to bring his little brother along to teach him about the importance of giving back to the community. Lauro made a video about their experience as Christmas superheroes: