MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - A Miami Gardens business owner showed the true spirit of the season by hosting a Christmas tree giveaway.

Thanks to Monday’s distribution, held off Northwest 27th Avenue, local families were able to get in the Christmas spirit.

“Happy holidays!” said recipient Kativa Edwards-Jerry and her loved ones.

They have Dr. Terry Wright of Wright & Young Funeral Home to thank for this burst of Yuletide joy.

“He is such a great guy. He’s always in the community doing something all the time,” said Edwards-Jerry.

Wright donated 100 Christmas trees with stands.

“They don’t have to pay for anything,” he said. “They were hugging me, thanking me, ‘God bless’ me.”

Wright said he aimed to spread a little bit of holiday cheer.

“It makes me feel real good to be a blessing to the community. In times of COVID and hardship, we’re able to be a blessing, not just serving people,” he said, “because we’re a funeral home, but we want to be outside that. We want to put smiles on families’ faces during the holiday season.”

Families who showed up to take home a tree said they are thankful for the gift.

“A lot of us didn’t have a good Christmas last year because of the pandemic, and so my family decided that we’re going to have a big celebration this year,” said Edwards-Jerry.

Lovette McGill said she picked up a tree for her daughter.

“She just moved back here from Fort Myers to have more family support,” she said, “so, with the pandemic, by me working where I work in the cruise industry, it’s been a little rough. It’s been a little rough for everybody.”

Thanks to Wright, these families have a reason to smile this year together.

“Give a little, bless some people. They say a closed hand, nothing comes in and nothing goes out,” he said.

Wight said he always tries to find ways each year to give back.

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