A Gainesville Family's Christmas Wishes Come True
GAINESVILLE- You've heard the saying, "It's better to give than to receive." Owners of one business here in North Central Florida decided to do just that for one of it's employees.
John Brown told us he didn't even think he'd have a Christmas this year but that changed. He said, "Not a normal Christmas but one of the best Christmas's, you know, I could ever imagine."
Brown is a single father, raising three kids all on his own. He works two jobs to make ends meet but says he still couldn't afford to put something under the tree. He said, "Probably have to get close to being evicted 'cause I would've used, you know, my rent money, or my light bill money, well I'd need all of it together."
Brown took his kids to his job at Four Rivers once and that's all it took for the owners to decide they should step in. They couldn't imagine them not having a Christmas and asked his kids to make wish lists but no one expected what came next. The owners of Four Rivers didn't just get them one or two gifts, they got them almost every gift in their wish lists from scooters, to a Barbie Playhouse, and even a Nerf gun.
His daughter Cassidee tells me she opened more gifts than usual. She said, "Like a lot of them. He said like open two of them, then open another, open another one, open another." The Brown's were also treated to an ice skating trip in Ocala. After the trip, his son Christian wrote a note right away letting them know how thankful he was and of course he wasn't the only one.
Brown said, "It was the best, seemed like it was the best day of my life."
Brown was the only Four River's employee given a special Christmas.
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