What started as an accident has turned into a sweet holiday tradition.
Four years ago, an Arizona woman accidentally invited a teenage stranger to her Thanksgiving dinner via text message. Ever since, they’ve celebrated the holiday together.
This year was no exception, however there was an empty seat at the table.
Wanda Dench’s husband of 43 years, Lonnie, died away in April from complications caused by COVID-19.
“I wasn’t looking forward to it at first because Lonnie wasn’t going to be there," "The past seven months have been so difficult, but this was really important to me.”
Paul Scott is a freshman in West Fork Arkansas. Rebel Hays is in 4th grade. They’ve been running cross country together as a team – Paul is blind and Rebel is his guide runner.
Rebel’s mom says he loves to run and help others, so when the high school was looking for volunteers, he jumped at the opportunity.
Rebel is competing with high schoolers, so he says he has to practice every day to keep up.
My husband (5’2″) and I (5’11”) on our wedding day