When a family in Sacramento, California, got the disheartening news that their daughter’s fiancé would be calling off their wedding at the eleventh hour, they decided to make the most out of a difficult circumstance.
Even though they had already spent $35,000 on deposits for the wedding, the family of the bride-to-be, Quinn Duane, 27, decided to celebrate nevertheless by throwing a party and feeding a group of homeless people a meal that was supposed to be served to the wedding’s 120 attendees.
On October 17, 2018, the Duane family extended an invitation to Sacramento’s homeless population to join them at the Citizen Hotel for a meal and a night of entertainment, while Quinn Duane remained at home with friends at this troubling time.
“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 Duane, Quinn’s mother, said, “I feel a great deal of sorrow and sadness for her, but I will take away something good from this, I will.
The homeless shelters in the city provided both adults and children with the lavish supper, which consisted of appetizers, salmon, tri-tip steak, and dessert.
Erika Craycraft, who ate the lunch with her husband and five children, told that “to give up something that is so precious to yourself and then offer it to someone else is incredibly generous, truly nice.”