Homeless Man Places Want Ad for a Family for Thanksgiving

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Man Wants Family for ThanksgivingNorfolk, VA — A Thanksgiving adoption?

Neal Shytles doesn’t have much to his name.

“This is bed 13,” he says, pointing out a bottom bunk at the Union Mission Ministries men’s shelter. “This is where I lived for a year.”

Neal is homeless and has been staying at the shelter in Norfolk for a year and a half now.

What he lacks in possessions, Neal makes up for with heart.

“You know I’m grateful for even being here,” he says.

It’s a heart that is hurting. He’s surrounded by hundreds of people every day, but still Neal feels alone.

“I am lonely like 365 days a year but Christmas and Thanksgiving are two of the worst days, and I really miss having some kind of family atmosphere around me,” Neal says.

Last week, he reached out to local TV station WTKR. He posted a wanted ad on…

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