Homeless man posts wanted ad asking for a family on Thanksgiving

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NORFOLK, Virginia - What do you give thanks for every Thanksgiving? Perhaps for the fact that you've got a place to call home, or a warm meal? Unfortunately, some aren't quite as fortunate.

Neal Shytles has been homeless for years. He now lives at the Union Mission in Norfolk, Virginia. He's been there for more than a year now. While he's got a roof over his head and is surrounded by hundreds of people every day, there's still something Neal wants more than anything. He wants a family.

So for this Thanksgiving, Neal posted a wanted ad to a local news channel's Facebook page asking for a family to take him in for Thanksgiving.

"It would mean the world to me if somebody took me in, just for one day, for a couple of hours," Neal said. "It hurts me to be alone with no family or nobody around."

No word if anyone's come forward yet, but if there's anything to take away from this, it's maybe that we should all remember to be more thankful for the things money can't buy.

 

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