35 Times Thanksgiving Brought Joy To People And They Shared On Social Media
Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family, and delicious feasts. While the holiday is often associated with traditional gatherings, turkey dinners, and pumpkin pies, sometimes it’s the unexpected moments that make the day truly special.
This year, social media has been flooded with heartening stories of individuals who experienced surprising and wholesome Thanksgiving moments that they couldn’t help but share with the world. Let’s take a look at some people who were pleasantly surprised with heartwarming moments during this Thanksgiving season.
#1 My Wife’s Family Made Fun Of Me For Wanting Green Bean Casserole At Thanksgiving Because They All Hated It. My Father-In-Law Felt Bad And Secretly Made Some For Me Anyway
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#2 “Coworkers, How Was Your Thanksgiving? Me, Well, We Spent 45 Minutes Trying To Get This Photo, So I’d Say Pretty Great”
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Bols : “That’s 45 minutes very well spent!”
#3 That’s One Way To Make Sure Your Guests Arrive On Time For Thanksgiving
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It was definitely a bit of a stunt but these guys were really respectful of space – It was a 7 PM Sunday L from union square and was not crowded at all. They said it was an inclusive gesture to emphasize no one should go without food on Thanksgiving. They were loud but not rowdy or a nuisance. They even handed out plates to everyone in the car – I got one and the turkey was a solid 7/10 and collard 8.5/10. I’m glad I got to experience something like this. Makes a great story!
There were even MTA employees amongst us but no one objected.
#4 Meet Dexter, My Thanksgiving Kitten Surprise
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Multa Nocte : “Oh my God, that is one gorgeous cat!”
#5 Granny Has Arrived For Thanksgiving And Gus Is The Happiest Lap Dog In Town
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Jill Bussey : “Lap dogs have no limitations on size!”
#6 Thankful This Thanksgiving To Be Tumor Free
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Auntriarch : “Now that’s good news”
#7 Professor Inviting Students Over For Thanksgiving
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Artsy Bookworm : “Can I come 🥺”
#8 Thanksgiving Dinner At The Shelter
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Auntriarch : “Blurred tail on bottom right!”
#9 I Lost My Mom In April And My 15-Year-Old Daughter Stepped Up And Made Thanksgiving Dinner For Me, My Dad, And Her Brother Today. She Nailed It
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Auntriarch : “Just saying she chopped far too many onions for this dinner…”
#10 Thanksgiving Year 7. From Year 1 As Strangers, To Year 7 As Family
glowworm2 : “Right. This started out as an adorable mistake where the woman was trying to reach her grandson. Now this sweet guy comes to visit every year.”
#11 Landlord Seeks To Spread A Little Holiday Cheer
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Emily : “Some people are just lovely! I hold on to these instances in a “hope” bank. I pull them out again when I need to be rebalanced (from those who are not quite so kind).”
#12 A Neighbor I’ve Never Even Spoken To Saw That I Was Home Alone All Day On Thanksgiving And Brought Me This
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Kat-Renee Kittel : “Now that’s the kind of neighbors you need to keep.”
#13 Meet Our Thanksgiving Miracle. She Made Us Work For It, But She Is Here And Healthy And We Are So Happy To Have Her In Our Lives
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GoodWolf : “Awwww look at their glowing smiles! Proud parents ”
#14 The Turkey I Saved From Thanksgiving. His Name Is Fred
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Auntriarch : “I’ve never seen turkeys as cuddly, yet here we are”
#15 Daughter’s First Thanksgiving. Can’t Get Enough Of That Smile
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Emily : “Understandable – what a cutie!”
#16 After Not Being Able To Go Home For Thanksgiving Because Of My Family Having Covid And Then Locking Myself Out Of My Apartment With My Roommates Being With Their Families Hours Away
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The only locksmith who picked up the phone also brought me a Thanksgiving dinner plate.
#17 My Father-In-Law Added His 2 Dogs To Our 2, Then Our Guests Today Brought Their 2 Dogs. Happy Thanksgiving From 6 Furry Friends
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#18 Two Strangers Offered To Bring Me Plates From Their Thanksgiving Meals
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I posted in a local group asking which restaurants are open today and explained why I don’t think I can manage cooking right now (my husband is in hospital and my kids are visiting family). Instead, two incredible women, 100% strangers to me, said they’d bring me plates from their Thanksgiving meals.
#19 My Brother Passed Away The Weekend After Thanksgiving Leaving A 4-Year-Old Behind. The People At The Dealership He Worked At Donated All These Gifts To My Nephew
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They are truly amazing people during these extremely tough times.
#20 My Sister Reminded Me Of How My Family Is Incapable Of Taking A Normal Picture At Thanksgiving
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#21 This Guy Offering Extra Food To Anyone Who Needs Some On Thanksgiving
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#22 My Ex-Wife Took My Son When He Was 3. He’s 8 Now. I Drove 1200 Miles To See Him For Thanksgiving And Made This. It’s Sparse, But I Feel More Like A Dad Than I Have In Years
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“He said it’s not bad for my first time.”
#23 Emily Bugg And Her Fiancé Billy Decided To Forgo Their Big Wedding For An Intimate City Hall Ceremony, She Turned A Magical Day For Them Into A Wonderful Surprise For Many
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Using their non-refundable catering deposit, Emily and Billy made Thanksgiving dreams come true with meals for 200 people.
#24 Our Thanksgiving Tradition. My Son And I Put Together Little Care Packages To Share With Whoever Might Need Them When We Go To The City On Black Friday
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We talked about being fortunate and having a responsibility to share with others. Doing this was his idea.
#25 Mom Hasn’t Been Able To Eat For A Week And Is Still In The Hospital, Figured I’d Give Her Some Turkey For Thanksgiving. It Made Her Smile More Than She Has In Weeks
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#26 My Dad Owns A Family Card Game Business. At The Bottom Of Every Rule Sheet, He Includes His Personal Cell Number So People Can Call If They Have Questions
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He happily answers every call himself, even when they come in at 10 PM on Thanksgiving. He’s my hero.
#27 My Orchestra Teacher Made My Class Personalized Thanksgiving Cards. He Drew The Pictures In His Own Style, Out Of A Bunch Of Different Thanksgiving Foods
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“Madison, You are so talented and you continue to surprise me with your dedication and drive. Really? A cello made of jello? Swinney. 2020.”
#28 Spending Thanksgiving Alone And Working Every Year Can Be Rough. An Old Friend Just Dropped This Huge Spread At My House After My 12-Hour Shift. Can’t Stop Smiling
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#29 Texting Grandmother About Thanksgiving
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#30 My Neighbors Brought Me A “Plate” Since I Didn’t Go Anywhere For Thanksgiving
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#31 My 80-Year-Old Neighbor Just Delivered This Care Package To My Dog And Me. I Had Told Her Earlier That I Was Laying Low For Thanksgiving
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And not doing a traditional dinner or visiting any family.
#32 I Found This Stray Cat In The Smokies On Thanksgiving Day
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Pictures after we got him into the car. He’s been fully vetted, defeated, dewormed, and microchipped. Do you think he’s a Siamese?
#33 After His First Thanksgiving
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#34 One Of My Friends Made Sure To Have A Dog Table For Thanksgiving
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#35 My Grandma Puts Up This Papier-Mâché Snowman I Made In Like First Grade Up Every Single Year. She Puts The Decorations Up Early
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So it’s decorated for when we have family over on Thanksgiving.