This year will probably be remembered as the year that changed the way we live. After the coronavirus pandemic we will hopefully learn not to take the simple things as gathering with our family for Thanksgiving and going out with friends for granted.
Sadly, many young couples who were about to get married in 2020 were left disappointed for not getting their dream wedding, but Emily Bugg and Billy Lewis’ canceled wedding ceremony brought something good for the less fortunate.
Couple cancel wedding, donate $5K deposit to the hungry. @Thresholdsctrs Emily Bugg and her husband Billy share their love with our clients. Thank you!! https://t.co/S1b8oJ8vc9
— Mark Ishaug (@MarkIshaug) November 26, 2020
As their $5,000 deposit for the food at the reception was nonrefundable, Emily and Billy came up with an awesome idea. They used the deposit to purchase 200 Thanksgiving dinners for the clients of the nonprofit organization Thresholds which provides help for people with mental illnesses and for those who struggle with substances abuse.
Billy, who is an outreach worker at the organization told Good Morning America, “In the grand scheme of things, canceling a big wedding isn’t the worst thing that could happen. We’re happy to be married, and we’re so happy that we could help Thresholds’ clients feel the connection of a Thanksgiving meal as a result of the wedding cancellation.”
After Couple’s Wedding Canceled by COVID, Pair Donates Catering Deposit for Thanksgiving Meals https://t.co/OEwbZqZVmp pic.twitter.com/APqRFFocUz
— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) November 25, 2020
The happy couple tied the knot at the City Hall in Chicago on October 1 and said that being married is what matters most, not the lavish ceremony they once dreamed of.
Many people praised them for their kind deed because they showed that even amid the chaos the whole world is currently in, we should never forget to be humans who care for one another.