(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay, the city with the giant heart lives up to its name once again. A man was riding on a city bus when he seen something unfolding and captured the moment on camera.
He was making small talk asking the kids what they got for Xmas. That was when he discovered the kids did not get a visit from Santa this year, the reason likely being financial strain. One of the girls started to sob, prompting her mother to comfort her.
A man sitting in front of the girls, started shuffling through his things and that is when Dan King started filming as the beginning of a Christmas miracle was starting. The man reached behind and handed the girls a flower each. The girls smiled and were grateful for the gift.
King later went on The REAL Concerned Citizens of Thunder Bay and posted the video, wanting to show people the positive event that unfolded on the city bus. That’s when other citizens in the group started working together to help the kids out.
Food such as turkey and other items were being gathered and preparing to be delivered. Jeremy McFarley (pictured below), Nicole Berube, Elaine Tsekouras, Aggie Desmoulin and Elaina Trabbish all chipped in and brought the kids bags of gifts, decorations, baked goodies, candies and more.
Kelsi Bellin stopped by the girls place last night and delivered a few times, she says the squeals of happiness from the children made her Christmas all the better. “These beautiful girls deserve what thunder bay has to offer them, and I’m so proud of everyone that’s helped. THIS is Thunder Bay ♥️“.
Michael Morriseau donated a turkey and other various food items. Numerous other people have also donated too.
Dan King also made a stop by the families residence and delivered more donations that helped save Christmas, including a Christmas tree and decorations.
Bill Jewitt, his mother and a co-worker from Smith and Walters Towing also made a trip to the girls home, bring more food and presents.
Christmas was saved for this family, good work Thunder Bay. If you have something to donate to the kids, please contact Jeremy Nicole McFarley on Facebook.