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A kind-hearted Atlanta couple made the best out of a bad situation by donating their daughter's canceled wedding reception to the homeless.
Carol and Willie Fowler decided that the first-rate meal at upmarket Villa Christina restaurant shouldn't go to waste -- so they invited 200 of the Atlanta's destitute to join them.
Bosses at Hosea Feed the Hungry charity initially thought the offer to feed their attendees a lavish four-course meal was a practical joke.
But the Fowlers, who have not revealed why daughter Tamara's nuptials were called off just 40 days beforehand, insisted they were sincere -- and the event went ahead Saturday.
"It was my husband's idea," Mrs. Fowler told WBUR.
"We prayed about it. And when he woke up the next morning, he said, 'We're going to call Hosea Feed the Hungry and ask if we can donate it to the needy,'" she added.
Mrs. Fowler said that Tamara was in attendance and also enjoyed the day.
"We're very pleased that she's handling it so well. She was delighted to see and know others had an opportunity to enjoy something, rather than allow it to go to waste," she added.
The family dubbed the meal as "The First Annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love" and plan to host a similar event, paid for by sponsors, next year.