Whether you’re young or old, Halloween is cherished by most of us. The highways are lined with happy tricks or treat parents have a chance to play dress-up and households are loaded with huge amounts of sweets. Nonetheless, when they go on their search, a retirement home is not the first trick-or-treaters to dream about. But as it turned out, the elderly staying in nursing homes and feeling lonely as they are, can’t wait for the children to come up to ask for sweets. Recently, a nursing home in Webster, Texas, took it to Facebook to ask people to donate sweets that they could hand out to tricks and treaters on Halloween. Not only did people offer treats, but thousands gathered together with the elderly to mark Hallows Eve, making them delighted.
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Such tenants of the retirement home skipped the real Halloween spirit and asked tricks or treaters to visit.
“We need 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!” the Facebook post read.
A few weeks ago, the people asked for donations of treats to be spread to the neighborhood
The staff of the nursing home photographed their residents holding up the signs that said: “We miss giving candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Please help us reach our goal of collecting enough candy to invite the community to our home for a safe and fun place to trick-or-treat. Thank you!”
“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!” Heartis Senior Living posted on their Facebook page.
“We are extremely thankful for all the generosity that poured in from around the nation. It was the most unbelievable selfless act of kindness from complete strangers,” a Heartis Senior Living center representative told Bored Panda.
“It was absolutely AMAZING! We had over 5,000 visitors including kids and parents. Our residents were overjoyed!”
“It was the first celebration of its kind in the community,” the staff of the retirement home told Bored Panda. “We are hoping to make this an annual event for our residents and the surrounding community.”