How a Charitable Person Mistook a Seal Beach Family Camping Out for Black Friday as Homeless and Gave Them a Full Thanksgiving Dinner
|Nice meal if you can get it...|
Seems that on Thanksgiving night, a Catholic Worker volunteer was driving through Seal Beach and saw a family inside a tent. The kind soul thought they were a homeless family, was aghast they'd spend Thanksgiving not in the warmth of a home but in the bitter cold, alone, and immediately drove home to prep a full Thanksgiving dinner: rice, turkey, ham, pie, all the fixings.
The volunteer rushed back to the family, only to discover that the family was in fact camping out to be the first in line for a Black Friday sale. They ate the meal.
Dwight laughed while telling the tale, and the volunteer wasn't peeved in the least--charity, after all, is charity. I just hope that family who have enough money to spend a night camping outside a store to purchase gifts will remember such giving and help out the Catholic Worker--and so should ustedes, for that matter.