Couple Cancels Traditional Wedding to Give Back to Others

Couple Cancels Traditional Wedding to Give Back to Others

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Mark and Ismini Svensson give to Humane Society

A young couple took their plans for a traditional wedding and honeymoon and turned it in to a beautiful opportunity to give.

In the midst of planning a typical ceremony, with venue, cake and photos, Mark and Ismini Svensson decided to spend their wedding budget by sharing good deeds — one in each of the 50 states — with people they’d never met.

They announced their intention on Facebook and Twitter asking for suggestions of where to go. Soon the couple was overwhelmed with responses.

Some of the acts of kindness already performed include bringing flowers and gifts to cancer patients, assisting the elderly with shopping and participating in an adaptive sports camp for children with disabilities and leaving them with gifts.

CNN reports that they also started a nonprofit, StayUNITED so they could continue their charitable work once their 50-state love-fest was over.

(READ the story from CNN)

Story tip from Brett Weiss