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Lunch lady is taken on unforgettable shopping trip after house fire
Machelle had experienced a terrible house fire and lost most of her possessions. When a group of strangers found out - they put together a plan she'd never forget.
Patricia Lynn
01.26.22

It’s unfortunate when bad things happen to good people. Luckily though, goodness has a way of circling back around again – sometimes when one least expects it.

Meet a lunch lady named Machelle. You see, she knows what it’s like to go through a very tough experience.

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This particular story’s somewhat of a tearjerker. One day, a house fire robbed Machelle of most of her possessions.

She lost everything, including her prized quilts.

That’s right, Machelle’s a huge quilter! Her quilts are a thing of beauty. Well, I guess they were a thing of beauty, unfortunately.

Ever since the fire, she’s put quilting on the backburner.

Losing everything can be almost impossible to recover from!

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Although there’s negativity in the world, there are miracle workers among us too.

Meet the Random Acts team. They’re a happy-go-lucky bunch.

Their jobs literally revolve around making people’s day.

Turns out, they just received a call about someone in need of a brighter day – and this time, their eyes are set on Machelle!

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Some friends had put in a call to make Machelle’s day. Maybe even her year!

Enter Random Acts.

The Random Acts crew heads to the cafeteria to tell Machelle the news.

Machelle just lost everything in a fire… including her quilts. Little did she know that something special was about to happen.

One of the members approaches her and says:

“They said that you had a rough time recently.”

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Machelle doesn’t know what to make of this kind stranger’s words.

It’s like a dream come true when he says:

“We’ve covered everything. You’re not doing lunch today. You’re coming with us, and we’re taking you on a shopping trip.”

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Instead of lunch, the Random Acts crew was going to send her to Hamilton, Missouri to go quilt shopping.

Machelle was overcome with joy to the point of tears. But she was a little hesitant leaving her coworkers behind.

Well, good news.

Turns out, the entire staff was in on it!

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Machelle couldn’t hold it in anymore. This was truly one remarkable day.

At this point, Machelle doesn’t hold back.

Those are tears of joy!

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Machelle didn’t even need to move a muscle or worry about getting her things together.

Prior to the big surprise announcement, the Random Acts crew contacted friends and family to help gather some things.

Everything’s taken care of.

With Machelle now in the know, the crew boarded the plane to Hamilton. Next stop: the quilt store…

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Welcome to Hamilton.

Although it’s not exactly a bustling metropolitan center, Hamilton’s known for its exceptional quilting scene and businesses.

What fantastic fabrics await Machelle and the Random Acts crew?

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When it comes to quilting, Hamilton, Missouri is the place to be.

The Missouri Star Quilt Company is renowned for its excellence.

Well, guess where Machelle’s headed? You guessed it!

Just check out all of that gorgeous, quality fabric…

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Watching Machelle be treated to a shopping spree is heartwarming.

Needless to say, Machelle the lunch lady is thankful for everything. This might have made her year!

She even got to meet quilting superstar Jenny Doan.

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Bad things do happen to good people. But so do good things!

Machelle had gone through an awful experience that flipped her world upside down. Fortunately, kind people swooped in to help flip it right-side up.

Watch the video below to see Machelle be surprised with a shopping trip she’ll never forget!

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By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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