While it is undeniably true that the holiday season in the United States relies on a great deal of consumerism to keep the proverbial wheels on the figurative bus metaphorically spinning, the reason that we are able to push back the guilt of personally-reckless spending is that much of it is in the name of generosity and love.
We buy gifts for our family and loved ones, we donate to charity, and many of us welcome our misfit friends into our homes for a good meal and fine company.
This year, the holiday spirit was alive and well in one of the world’s most terse and tense places: The New York City subway system.
Footage captured by Haylee Pentek on Tuesday shows a long table set up with an elaborate traditional Thanksgiving spread, including turkey, sweet potato, and macaroni and cheese.
Social media users were raving.
“The mac and cheese was fire,” Pentek said on her Tik Tok post, and told Storyful that she happened across the celebration by chance while on the L train.
Footage of the generous act was soon spreading on social media.
Passengers riding an L train were treated to a full Thanksgiving spread during their evening commute, thanks to a Brooklyn catering service. https://t.co/mkJFwRVAgn
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) November 25, 2022
— BlackRoomMedia (@BlackRoomMedia1) November 24, 2022
It has been reported that the meal was provided by the Chef Bea Kitchen, a local NYC eatery.