Quinn Duane was set to get married in a $35,000 dream wedding at the Sacramento's Citizen Hotel in California, but her fiancé got cold feet early last week. Can you imagine?
She didn't let it get her down. Over the weekend, the Duane family hosted an extravagant four-star reception for the city's homeless.
"When I found on Monday that the wedding would not be taking place, it just seemed like, of course, this would be something that we would do to give back," Quinn's mother, Kari, told KCRA. Kari told Fox News that the reception was already paid for and would have hosted 120 wedding guests. Instead, about 90 homeless people showed up and enjoyed a free three-course meal, including appetizers, salads, gnocchi, salmon and steak.
"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," Kari told Fox News.
Rashad Abdullah, who came with his wife, Erika, and five children told KCRA: "When you're going through a hard time and a struggle, for you to get out to do something different with your family, it was really a blessing."
Erika told KCRA that the Duane family's charity means "the world to her." "To lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving, really kind," she said.
Even though there was plenty of food to go around, it was a hard night for the bride-to-be, who stayed at home with friends. "I hope that when she looks back at this, she knows she was doing something good with a bad situation," Kari told Fox News. She and her daughter just dipped out to enjoy the honeymoon trip to Belize.