Neal Shytles buys goodies for Homeless friends-WTKRvideo

All Neal Shytles wanted for Thanksgiving was a family.

After he posted his ad on a Norfolk, Virginia Facebook page, offers came in from across the country from families wanting to take him for the Thanksgiving holiday.

In fact, so many offers of gifts, –and even jobs– flooded in for Neal causing him to want to help his fellow homeless men at the Union Mission shelter where he lives.

So, for Christmas, he came up with the idea of making goodie bags for the hundreds of men who always assemble for dinner at the mission.

He created a Facebook page to collect Walmart gift cards to buy socks, gloves, hand warmers and candy. He raised more than a thousand dollars and the local TV station that first ran his story, matched that, giving another thousand.

WTKR took Neal to Walmart, where he filled four carts, and also helped him to assemble the gifts back at the station into dozens of brown paper bags.

(WATCH the video below and READ the story from WTKR)

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