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Lonely Grandma Posts Heartbreaking Ad Asking To Be Someone's Christmas Guest

Lonely Grandma Posts Heartbreaking Ad Asking To Be Someone's Christmas Guest

A lonely grandma has posted an advert asking if a family will let her join them this Christmas - and we think our hearts are officially broken.

Carson Carlock, from Tulsa, Oklahoma found the plea in the classified ads section whilst scrolling through Craigslist.

It read: "Anybody need a grandma for Christmas?"

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"I can cook, and I can cook dinner. I'll even bring food and gifts for the kids!

"I HAVE NOBODY AND IT REALLY HURTS.

"Let me be a part of your family."

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The ad read "Anybody need a grandma for Christmas" (Credit: Craigslist/Facebook/Carson Carlock)
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Carson set about trying to
Carson set about trying to "find grandma" (Credit: Carson Carlock/Facebook)

Seriously, stop it.

Luckily, Carson felt as strongly about the ad as us and contacted the woman, later revealed to be called Carrie.

He felt particularly strongly as his mother had spent her very last Christmas alone due to being too unwell to travel, so he felt he needed to help Carrie to honour his late mum who'd died of cancer.

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Grandma Carrie felt she needed to post an advert because she was so desperate not to be alone at Christmas (Credit: Pixabay)
Grandma Carrie felt she needed to post an advert because she was so desperate not to be alone at Christmas (Credit: Pixabay)

He told KRJH: "I saw that post, and I was like, 'You know that's really sad.'

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"It really broke my heart reading that because my mum was alone her last Christmas".

But the only reason Carson had seen the ad was because he browses Craiglist pretty often, due to the freebies on offer, he explained to the news channel.

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He added: "She [his mum] would want me to be the kind of person to do this for other people."

Carson was touched by the ad, particularly because his own mum spent her last Christmas alone (Credit: KJRH)
Carson was touched by the ad, particularly because his own mum spent her last Christmas alone (Credit: KJRH)
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Carson said: "A lot of people started sending her hateful messages"

"I understand that everybody can be wary about it, because there's a lot of bad things happening in the world right now."

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After the incident, Carrie removed her post altogether. It meant Carson then struggled to get in touch with her, so he posted his own advert asking for the 'grandma needing a family' to contact him, which went viral.

Carlson eventually heard back from Carrie who explained her family did't have time for her anymore (Credit: Carson Carlock/Facebook)
Carlson eventually heard back from Carrie who explained her family did't have time for her anymore (Credit: Carson Carlock/Facebook)

Carrie thankfully got in touch with him and he took to Facebook to explain she had found people to share Christmas with, but that she'd like to see him too.

After meeting her on Monday, he posted online what a "sweet" person she was and that he would get to see her on Christmas Day after all.

He commented: "Carrie is the most loving and sweet person, I wish I could share with you more about her but she has asked to keep it private."

The grandma who wishes to remain anonymous is now meeting up with Carson on Christmas Day (Credit: Unsplash)
The grandma who wishes to remain anonymous is now meeting up with Carson on Christmas Day (Credit: Unsplash)

"She has absolutely loved all the offers and things you guys have said but she wants you to know she will not accept anything from anyone just LOVE!

"She is so wonderful and I will be seeing her Christmas Day. Thank you guys so much for your support and love. Merry Christmas guys!"

We're so glad grandma Carrie has got people around her after all this Christmas.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Christmas, Life News, Real

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Lauren Bell

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