During the episode, “A Home for the Holidays,” the Robertson family of Duck Dynasty and Duck Commander 500 fame teamed up with Jeff Foote of Homes Plus in West Monroe, Louisiana, and Clayton Homes to deliver a 1,620-square-foot manufactured home to Thersser Lewis. Lewis’ son, Paul Lewis, is the Duck Commander warehouse manager.
According to a story in the New Star, the crew was able to surprise Lewis
after sending her to southern Louisiana to visit her sister while Foote delivered and set up the home. “The look on her face was priceless,” Willie Robertson said. “She had no idea she was getting a new home for Christmas.”
Willie, who is the CEO of the family business, Duck Commander, shed light on the 40-year friendship between his family and the African-American Lewis family that attends their church.
In an interview with The Christian Post, he explained that he and Paul Lewis were best friends growing up. It turns out that Paul’s mother is aging, the family has experienced some hard times financially, and their home was in disrepair. “I thought we could be the secret Santa and get a special gift for a special person,” Robertson explained.
After working together to install the manufactured home, which came with a deck and Christmas décor, the entire Robertson family gathered to present it to the Lewis family. “I must have died and went to heaven,” Mrs. Lewis said through tears.
All participants agreed that the blessing was in participating in making the dream of a new home become a Christmas reality for Mrs. Lewis. “It was a privilege to partner with the Roberstons, Clayton Homes, and A&E to make this happen for her,” Foote said. ##
(Willie Robertson Photo Credit: Pinterest, Thersser Lewis photo credit: Clayton Homes)