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Internet strangers convince dad he doesn't have to 'cancel Christmas' due to finances.

Internet strangers convince dad he doesn't have to 'cancel Christmas' due to finances.

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An online Christmas miracle occurred this week in the depths of Reddit, thanks to some encouraging strangers.

A cash-strapped dad posted to the site's "Am I the A-hole?" forum about two weeks ago, asking if it would be okay for him to cancel Christmas because he didn't have the funds. After receiving over 2,000 responses, he changed his mind and posted an update about it.

The recent post announcing his newfound Christmas cheer says:

So, it's been 2 weeks and somehow the messages are still coming in. Thankfully the offers of charity have stopped (here's hoping they were redirected to their communities) but a good deal of them asking whether or not I stopped being a grinch and started being a good husband and father again.

But let's go back to the original post where he threatened to ax Christmas.

His post was entitled, "[Am I the a-hole] if I 'cancel' Christmas because I can't afford it this year?"

"Title says it all, sole provider for family, all credit cards maxed, negative bank balance, upcoming missed payments until my next check, basically destitute for the foreseeable future," he wrote, continuing:

Sources: Reddit
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