After a couple from Sacramento, California, decided to cancel their wedding at the last minute when the groom got cold feet, the family of the would-be bride turned the $35,000 wedding party into a feast for the homeless. Instead of the 120 wedding guests who had been invited to celebrate the nuptials, the reception at Sacramento’s Citizen Hotel — which was already paid for and included “appetizers, salad, gnocchi, salmon, and tri-tip sirloin” — was attended by 90 homeless people, including entire families, some of whom had newborns. “Even though my husband and I were feeling very sad for our daughter, it was heartwarming to see so many people be there and enjoy a meal,” the bride’s mother, Kari Duane, said. A woman who attended with her husband and five children, said she usually struggles to feed her family three meals a day and called it a “really giving, really kind” gesture. The bride herself did not attend, but will still enjoy her (non-refundable) honeymoon trip to Belize — with her mother.
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