Today’s blog post is unlike the others, as I’m not here with decorating tips or party advice, although I love those posts. I’m writing to your hearts today. So get the tissues and get ready to feel.
Comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is known for pulling a little too tightly at our heartstrings, and he’s done it again today. While recognizing a couple from Knoxville, he gives them recognition for working so hard. In a later interview, the couple reveals a touching story that highlights one of the most beautiful parts of Christmas.
I was in my blogging zone, doing research on current holiday shopping trends, and… I found this highlight from an earlier show. At first, I enjoyed the story as it ties in with our recent post about holiday shopping early. As the interview progresses, Jerry Robertson reveals a bittersweet story.
Human psychology causes parents to work hard on giving their children a better life than they had. It’s how we progress, and it’s why every generation advances. That’s exactly what the Robertson’s did. In the interview, they mentioned that they grew up in poor families, without much of a Christmas. My heart sank when I heard this. Maybe it’s because I love Christmas and want the best for everyone, or maybe I’m overly empathetic. I mean, the thought of children not having a wonderful Christmas just slays me… even more so when they’re wonderful, giving people. Everyone deserves a happy holiday. I truly felt for these people and knew tears were imminent. What they said next caused me to cry and write this post commending them on what they’ve done.
Jerry and Sheila Robinson spend the entire year making sure Christmas happens for their family. The first impression of the show’s clip is that these two have their holiday shopping and wrapping completely done already. While that’s amazing in itself, as it’s not even October, their reasoning is what really hits you “right in the feels“. They begin shopping on December 26th every year, evading crowds and getting great deals. This couple will continuously shop throughout the year, ensuring they can give their kids a great Christmas with a variety of gifts they really want. The Robertson’s are truly wonderful people, as they spend all year putting in an extensive effort and serious planning to ensure this happens no matter what. Their children are their priority, and that is madly endearing.
“We both grew up in poor families, to be honest,” explained Jerry Robinson, “And we didn’t have very big Christmases. So we spoiled our kids and our grandkids with humongous Christmases. That’s what we do.” [Read more wate.com]
To me, our staff, and likely most of our customers, Christmas is about love, selflessness, and pure joy. Ensuring everyone has a memorable, happy holiday is what we’re all about. This interview encapsulates all of that and so much more. You can see from this conversation that they are truly happy and thoughtful people… our favorite breed of humans.