While receiving a brand new, custom-built house as part of a segment on “The View,” a disabled U.S. Navy veteran got to meet Stephen Curry, one of the star basketball players from the Golden State Warriors.
Petty Officer Second Class Tim Birckhead served in the Navy for seven years but was forced to leave due to suffering from a genetic condition that had left him unable to walk, ABC 7 reported.
“The View” teamed up with Homes for Our Troops to build the veteran, his 12 year-old daughter and his mother a wheelchair-accessible home.
While taking a tour of the home, “The View’s” Whoopi Goldberg attempted to show the family an attached bathroom in Birckhead’s Warriors-themed “man cave.”
To their surprise, Stephen Curry was on the other side of the bathroom door, leaving the family in shock.
“I was about to faint,” Birckhead told Entertainment Tonight. “Unbelievable. I was starstruck, to say the least.”
“I always wanted to meet him,” he added. “It’s unbelievable that I met him today. “I told him I wanted him to win another championship for the Warriors.”