Fewer things are more painful than the love of your life getting cold feet just days before your wedding.
For most people, that kind of trauma could send them into a tailspin of grief, or even depression. That’s why we’re so blown away by a bride in California who used the tragedy as a chance to give back to her local community.
Quinn Duane was understandably devastated after her fiance called off their wedding the same week she was supposed to walk down the aisle. Deposits of $35,000 had already been paid by the couple and their families, and more bills were about to become due.
“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,” the bride’s mother, Kari Duane says in the video above.
And give back they did. The Duane family used everything they had paid for to setup a dinner for Sacramento’s homeless at a banquet hall inside Citizen Hotel. The food was what the hotel’s 4-star restaurant would normally serve. And there was no shortage of grub since 120 people were originally expected to attend the ceremony.
As for the diners, they really appreciated the gesture.
“I think it’s very generous,” one woman says in the video above. “To lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving.”
“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,” another said.
It sure stood in stark contrast to what those folks are probably used to. You can check out more heartwarming moments in the video above.