"Thank you to everyone! We had such a good time. We counted over 5,000 people! This was a truly exceptional experience," the nursing home shared.
Halloween is one of the most loved and awaited days of the year. There are hundreds and thousands of people hitting the streets in wild costumes and there are also adorable trick or treaters trying to get a haul. When you think of hitting the jackpot, a retirement home is not the first place that comes to your mind. But, when we think of those elderly people living in nursing homes, we feel bad, because they'd surely love to be a part of the festivities as well. Even they want cute kids in costumes to come knocking on their doors for candy and that's why a nursing home in Webster, Texas took to Facebook to ask people to donate candy which they could give out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
Not only did they receive a huge amount of candy from several donors, but thousands of them came to celebrate All Hallows Eve together with the elderly, leaving them ecstatic. On October 10, they took to Facebook to share a post, asking patrons to send in some candy. "It’s that time of year again! Our residents at Heartis Clear Lake are reaching out to our local community to ask for help to make their Halloween wishes come true. We want to collect enough candy to host all of the kids in our surrounding neighborhood on Halloween. If you want to help our residents host a huge event for the neighborhood kids for a safe and fun evening, drop off a bag of candy at Heartis Clear Lake!"
The party they planned was to help the residents there feel happy and included, but they were completely overwhelmed by the response they got from all the lovable people. They then posted: "Wow! Thank you to all of our neighbors for taking a moment to donate candy to our residents! Just look at all of the candy! Our residents are excited and we can’t wait to host a community trick or treat event for our neighborhood kids!"
So, they had candy. Which was a lot, but now, what they needed was for these kind-hearted souls to spread the word so that the residents could spread some cheer and help children receive some of the candy they managed to collect. "We asked and YOU delivered! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Now, we are asking for your help to spread the word! We need a trick or treaters! Please bring your children, grandchildren, and their friends to Heartis Clear Lake at 14520 Hwy 3, Webster, TX 77598 on October 31st between 6-8 pm for a night of fun! We will have a moonwalk, hayride, games, food and lots of candy! 🎃Come one! Come all!"
However, the internet truly is a magical place and they delivered. The nursing home took to Facebook again to share the wonderful news that there were so many visitors. "Thank you to everyone! We had such a good time. We counted over 5,000 people! This was truly an exceptional experience!" Stories like these make you believe in mankind and humanity, especially when there's just so much hate and unkindness in the world.