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They Kept Throwing Away This Homeless Man’s Christmas Tree. This Is How The Community Responded…

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New Orleans Homeless Man Overcomes The Grinch

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Source: WGNO ABC

When the Grinch comes for you, the only way to respond is with Christmas love – and that’s exactly what New Orleans locals did after a homeless man had been ‘humbugged’ by his own city.

John, a homeless man also known as “Philly”, is currently living under the Pontchartrain Expressway in New Orleans in a little tent. To bring a little Christmas spirit to an otherwise dingy living situation, Philly set up a Christmas tree by his tent with all the trappings, including a red bow as a topper.

You can imagine how discouraged he was when he woke up last Friday morning to find that his tree had been removed by the city in a “routine sweep.” The battle for Philly’s tree had begun – find out if the Christmas spirit beat out the city’s Scrooge-like attitude!