An adorable family-Jon and Heidi Hennings, of Waverly, Iowa-recognizes the fact that "the first Thanksgiving brought together two cultures: pilgrims from Europe and members of the Wampanoag tribe," and they have certainly tried their hardest to keep this theme alive.
They are the host family for one international traveling student from China, and when they found out that many of this student's similarly traveling student companions had nowhere to go in the four day break given for Thanksgiving, they kindly offered to take them all in over the extended holiday and expose them to their Thanksgiving traditions.
Students from Asia, Africa, Central and South America who would have otherwise spent four days alone instead got to share a cozy feast of turkey, potatoes and pie while being educated on how Pilgrims + Indians came to involve football and frenetic shopping on a food hangover before even the sun comes up.
Infinite e-props to anyone who made the strangely warm 50 degree Thanksgiving (at least here in NJ) even warmer.Did you have a happy holiday? Do you enjoy being with others during Thanksgiving?Story Source.