Americans celebrate generosity during Giving Tuesday

As the national food crisis persists, “World News Tonight” checks in with Feeding America, a hunger relief organization with a nationwide network of food banks, on the donations they’ve received.
1:59 | 12/02/20

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Finally tonight here, America strong. After so much spending on black Friday and cyber Monday, thank goodness for giving Tuesday. Tonight, on this giving Tuesday, the simple acts of kindness. In west Harrison, Indiana, 11-year-old Elijah maies basketball. A FedEx delivery driver noticed that their basketball hoop had been broken for some time. So she decided to surprise them. Buying a new basketball and basketball hoop, writing this -- "Just wanted you and your son to have the best hoop that'll grow with him, and all his friends. It's wonderful that you guys shoot hoops with him." Signing it, "Just one of the FedEx drivers for the area, Aubrey." Tonight, Elijah right here. Hi David. With his new basketball and hoop. I'm very thankful for my new basketball hoop and my basketball. I use it a lot. And his thank you. I really want to thank Aubrey as much as I can. She's the world to me. He takes the shot -- and it's good. There are so many ways to help, large small. We've been tracking feeding Unfortunately, the food crisis persists. In those long lines at food banks are families in crisis. So many of you have donations pouring in. And another group, give essential, helping to connect donors to front line workers. Hi, David. This nurse in Chicago grateful. I received a wonder. Package from a donor in California. And in Manchester, new Hampshire, a mother of three, brandy, deciding to pay for a stranger's groceries. She was crying and she said "Thank you so much, you don't understand what this means to me." Brandy did it again and again and again. We've been on both ends of the spectrum, so to speak, and it's not a good feeling when you don't know where you're going to get food for your kids. What a powerful lesson for her little boys. The small acts of kooinsd all over this country. Thank you foring here tonight. An giving. I'll see you tomorrow.

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