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Norfolk, 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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