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A Christmas Miracle Happens After Homeless Man Gets His Christmas Tree Confiscated

A homeless man, named Philly, lives in a tent under an expressway in New Orleans. He was torn up inside when the city's garbage truck took his Christmas tree away saying it was a code violation.

"They pinpointed just the tree," he said in an interview, shaking his head sadly. The community heard Philly's story, and they decided to do something about it.

People started dropping off Christmas trees and decorations--there were so many that Philly had to begin donating them to a nearby women's shelter.

Philly said "You don't have to have thousands and millions to help somebody. You can have a penny in your pocket, not even a penny, and reach out to somebody." Philly said that, to him, Christmas means "Helping others."

Philly added "I don't know how it happened. I haven't seen it happening a lot. All of a sudden people are hugging. That's my reward."

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