What would you do if you had spent several months planning a wedding when suddenly your groom gets cold feet and leaves you hanging at the altar? For many brides-to-be, that's one of their biggest fears. And for Sacramento jilted bride, Quinn Duane, this matrimonial nightmare was her reality.
So what do you do when you've spent $35,000 on a dinner gone to waste? Well, donate it all to charity, of course. And that's precisely what the Duane family did.
The reception at the ultra-luxe Citizen Hotel, originally booked for 120 guests, opened its doors to almost 100 of the city's homeless, allowing hungry families to eat a wide array of appetizers with a main course option of gnocchi, salmon, or sirloin steak.
Many guests expressed their gratitude to the family in interviews with local press. For example, Erica Abdullah, who lives in a shelter with her husband Rashaad and five children, had this to say after being moved by the experience:
"To lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it someone else is really giving, really kind."
Quinn, the ex-bride in question, understandably skipped the dinner to stay at home. However, both she and her mother have continued turning the negatives into positives - turning a non-refundable honeymoon into a mother-daughter trip to Belize.
What would YOU do if you were left at the altar? Better yet, how much of a jerk do you think this groom feels like right now?
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