Homeless man overwhelmed by nationwide support for his Thanksgiving wish

Posted at 7:41 PM, Nov 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-20 19:41:36-05

Norfolk, Va. (WTKR) - A homeless man from Norfolk is overwhelmed with the support he's received from across the country after making a simple Thanksgiving wish.

Neal Shytles lives at the Norfolk Union Mission.

He shared with NewsChannel 3 his wish to have a family to spend Thanksgiving with this year.

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Since then, a family has stepped up to offer Shytles a spot at their Thanksgiving table this year.

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On Thursday, NewsChannel 3 shared with Shytles the outpouring of phone-calls, e-mails, Tweets and Facebook messages our newsroom has received from folks all around the country.

"I really appreciate it. It’s more than I really expected you know," Shytles said.

Check out the video to see his reaction to all of the support.