Man, veteran who met on plane as strangers are now lifelong friends thanks to Brewers Game

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Thousands of fans fill Miller Park every game to cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers, but one veteran at Monday night’s game says he had an experience he’ll never forget.

Two strangers, Luther Brown and Brian Orozco, were waiting to get off their plane at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.

“I asked him where they were from, if this was their final stop,” Brown said. “They said this was home.”

The two started having a casual conversation.

“He said he was very new to the state,” Orozco said.

The simple conversation led to a night they both say they’ll never forget.

“I asked him if he’d ever been to Miller Park before and he said no, and my next instinctual question was 'Do you want to go to a game?'” Orozco said.

Brown was surprised and excited, especially because he had never been to a professional sports game before.

“I said 'Are you serious?'” Brown said. “He’s like 'Yeah! My friends bailed on me, you seem like a great guy, wanna go see the Brewers?'"

The two made it to Monday’s Brewers game and took pictures to capture the moment too.

“I had this extra ticket, and he was a veteran and it just felt right.” Orozco said.

Brown served in the National Guard for 12 years and has served overseas.

“He was one of those really nice genuine people that does care about our country but overall just about people,” Brown said.

It’s a reminder that kindness goes a long way.

“It’s nice to know that in society today there are solid people out there that want to reach out and do good and not just focus on the bad, that want to bring good heartedness back to where it should be,” Brown said.

Brown says he plans to go to another game with Orozco, but next time it will be on him.

They might bring their wives and children along next time too.

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