A family who’s daughter’s wedding got cancelled turned their sorrow into joy when the homeless community in their was invited over for a feast.
This family is living in California, when Kari Duane’s eldest daughter Quinn was scheduled to tie the knot on Saturday October 17. However, later on Monday, her fiancé backed out and broke off the engagement with her. And thus as a result, the wedding was called off.
Nonetheless, Kari decided to invite the homeless community in her hometown, Sacramento at the hotel as already payment was paid and all arrangements were finalized. “When I found out on Monday that the wedding would not be taking place, it just seemed like, of course, this would be something that we would do to give back,” Kari said.
Shortly after leaning that the wedding has been cancelled, Kari connected with some local shelters for the homeless and publicized the invitation of feast for the homeless. “We were like, OK then, we are going to serve,” she said.
After the invitation for the feats was publicized among the homeless, about 90 homeless adults and children flocked together to dine at Sacramento’s Citizen Hotel. Sacramento’s Citizen Hotel served four-star food which was intended for the wedding to the invited poor people of the town.
“To lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving, really kind,” a helper, Erike Craycraft said. “When you’re going through a hard time and a struggle for you to get out to do something different and with your family, it was really a blessing,” Craycraft’s husband, Abdullah said.
Even though, they had shown kindness to the destitute of the town and were able to provide food for many, it still turned out to be a sorrowful time for the Duanes family while the bride-to-be stayed at home with friends. Kari Duane said, “I feel a lot of heartache and heartbreak for her. But I will take away something good from this.”
“This is not coming out of our kitchen. We love our chef Leo, but he wouldn’t be preparing nothing like this,” a homeless guest Tamara Dotson said while remarking about the food served at her shelter.