Either the end of the world is near or it’s good to be homeless now. For the third time within the first five weeks of the New Year, we have yet another homeless person who has seen God bless them with a great gift.
In early January you had Ted Williams getting numerous job offers from fortune 500 companies after being discovered on the side of the road. Then just a couple of weeks ago you had Nathan Harrington winning a $3,500 gift card to Best Buy after he had won ESPN’s fantasy football championship despite being homeless and without a computer.
And now you have Ouida Wright and her boyfriend being the latest to be rewarded with a great gift.
This past Saturday the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau started a contest in the land of cheese, beer and cheese curds aka Green Bay that would award the winner two tickets to the Super Bowl if they could find a “mystery man” and say the catch phrase that was posted on their Facebook page, “Have you been to Dallas?”
Around the time Ouida Wright and her boyfriend, who live in a Green Bay homeless shelter, heard about the contest, they had just left the soup kitchen and had ran into a couple of people who were looking for the mystery man themselves.
So instead of going to work on their resumes as planned, they started to play the game of finding the mystery man.
According to Wright, she and her boyfriend collectively had only 90 cents in their pockets when they started looking for the “mystery man” asking,” Have you been to Dallas lately?”
After asking three different people the “phrase of the day,” they were lucky enough to find the correct mystery man.
Once they realized that they had won the contest, their thoughts instantly switched back to reality as they knew that getting to the game would be harder than it was to win the tickets.
However on Sunday, DCV (Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau) surprised them on Good Day Wisconsin and told the Wright’s that they would pay for their plane tickets.
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It’s always good to see those who are less fortunate receive great gifts like this. This is something that will be a great memory/moment in the Wright’s life. Especially for Ms. Wright who has never been to a football game before.
- David Johnson