When a groom got cold feet and called off his wedding, the bride's family decided to make the best out of a heart-breaking situation.
Quinn Duane was set to wed Landon Borup, both 27, in a lavish $35,000 ceremony at Sacramento's luxurious Citizen Hotel.
But when it was called off with less than a week to go, the Duane family, from El Dorado Hills, California, decided not to cancel the venue and catering.
Instead, they generously invited the city's homeless to enjoy the extravagant feast.
The would-be bride's mother Kari Duane, 53, told KCRA: 'When I found out on Monday that the wedding would not be taking place, it just seemed like, of course, this would be something that we would do to give back.'
Although her devastated daughter chose to stay home, she watched as her new guests arrived and enjoyed the gourmet spread.
The arrivals included families with babies and young children, single people and grandparents.
Rashad Abdullah, who came with his wife Erika Craycraft and five children, said the meal was 'a blessing.'
'When you're going through a hard time and a struggle, for you to get out to do something different with your family, it was really a blessing,' he told KCRA.
His wife Erika also thanked the Duane family for their kindness.
The food, originally intended for the wedding's 120 guests, came from the hotel's four-star Grange restaurant.
Source: Daily Mail