For Neal Shytles of Norfolk, Va., he’s used to spending the holidays alone.
But that’s all about to change this Thanksgiving for the homeless man.
"I am lonely like 365 days a year but Christmas and Thanksgiving are two of the worst days, and I really miss having some kind of family atmosphere around me," Shytles told WTKR, sharing he has no family members nearby.
He decided to post his story on his local news station’s Facebook page, and asked a family to take him in on Thanksgiving.
After seeing his ad, several families eagerly reached out to Shytles to invite him to their homes. But it was Ashley and Core LeMore of Newport News, Va., who beat everyone to the punch. Come Thursday, Shytles will be sitting next to them as they dig in to the turkey.
"I was crying when she called me and I had to excuse myself because I was emotional,” he told WTKR.
Ashley also said she became emotional after hearing him cry. "I just look forward to having him in our house and a part of our family for the day," she said.
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With just days until their encounter, Shytles is incredibly grateful for the couple’s generous invitation.
"I love both you and your husband even though I haven't met you," he told WTKR about the pair. "Thank you so much. It means a lot to me.”
Watch the emotional and heartwarming video below:
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