What would you do if your daughter’s fianc called off a $35,000 wedding at the very last minute?
(… and deposits have already been paid, and more bills are on the way …?)
There are infinite conclusions to that unfortunate and costly scenario, and plenty of them don’t end well for anyone involved.
But as KCRA News reports, if you’re like the Duane family from California, you take the high road .
When the Duanes found out their daughter’s wedding was canceled because the groom get cold feet, they decided to turn lemons into lemonade.
Instead of merely getting mad and candidly, who could blame them? the bride’s parents still threw the reception. And they invited Sacramento’s homeless population to partake.
There was plenty of food for those from a local shelter, as the city’s Citizen Hotel( where the reception had been scheduled to take place) had prepared to feed about 120 wedding guests.
The Duanes didn’t skimp on the menu, either those who dropped in for a warm dinner filled their plates with salmon, tri-tip beef, and gnocchi, among other( delicious) things.
I feel a lot of heartache and heartbreak” for my daughter, said Kari Duane, the would-be-bride’s mom. “But I will take away something really good from this.”
With more than 2,600 homeless people around township( Sacramento has been struggling to curb homelessness in recent years, as The Sacramento Bee reported in July ), there was no shortfall of folks to appreciate the Duanes’ kind gesture.
The feast was more than merely a dinner for those who attained it out.
When you’re going through a hard time and a struggle, for you to get out and do something different and with your family is actually a bles , ” Rashad Abdullah, a homeless man, to present to KCRA.
Erika Craycraft, another homeless guest who enjoyed the dinner, supposed the Duanes’ decision to give away food was especially thoughtful, given the circumstances.
Check out KCRA News’ coverage of the narrative below:
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