Rob & Antonio

Big Brother Rob and Little Brother Antonio were matched in Chester County in March 2009. From the beginning, the two have loved spending time together and have tried to make every moment a memorable one.

Over the holidays, the match gave back to the community in a fun and unique way. Little Brother Antonio and Big Brother Rob helped run a fundraiser at Antonio’s old elementary school. At the all-you-can-eat-breakfast fundraiser, Antonio dressed and acted as an elf, while Rob dressed up as Santa Claus. “The day was great overall. It was fun playing Santa and watching the children’s faces light up with excitement. I couldn’t have asked for a better elf,” said Rob.

“People say when Antonio smiles, he lights up the room,” his mother, Lisa, told us. “When he first met his Big Brother Rob, and even today when they are together, you can see that smile.”

Lisa believes Rob is a great role model for Antonio, and he has helped him gain much confidence in his life. Lisa said, “With his kindness and love, Rob has made such an impact on Antonio. We are blessed to have him as Antonio’s Big Brother.” Rob helps Antonio with his school work, attends many of Antonio’s sporting events and even taught Antonio how to ride a bike. Antonio hopes to one day become a Big Brother himself because of how much fun he and Rob have together, and he tells us he would like to share a relationship like that with a Little Brother.

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