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Lonely College Student ‘Rents’ A Family For The Holidays

by Barbara Diamond
Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.

“Tell me some of your pleasant memories from childhood…”

While this request would prompt most people to rattle off a list of feel-good memories, Jackie Turner just sits there, completely stumped.

That’s because Jackie has no pleasant childhood memories to share. She grew up being beaten, neglected, and starved. While Jackie has grown into a successful college student with straight A’s, good friends, and a part-time job, there’s one time of year that’s always particularly difficult — the holiday season.

Because Jackie has no family and never did, she decided to raise her spirits during the holidays by hiring a set of parents on Craigslist. It sounds crazy, but Jackie was so tired of the pain and hurting that she was willing to pay a couple of kindhearted strangers just to sit down with her for a few hours.

Before she knew it, Jackie was flooded with messages — not only from people willing to spend the holidays with her for free, but also from lonely-hearted people in her community who felt just like Jackie did. And instead of putting her own needs first and ignoring the latter group of people, Jackie organized a meeting with everyone who contacted her, bringing together the needy with the needed.

What happened next will truly restore your faith in humanity. This is such an incredible idea! Make sure to keep your tissues close, and please SHARE this wonderful story with your friends on Facebook!

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