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I absolutely love when people are kind to one another. It really doesn’t cost anything to be nice to your fellow human, and it makes the world a better place in return.

It was through an act of kindness that a New York couple ended up with a slew of new friends.

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Last Christmas, the couple ended up providing shelter to a group of stranded Korean tourists during a snowstorm. And recently, they were able to reunite with their friends.

It all started back on December 23, 2022. Alexander Campagna shared on Facebook that there was a bus full of 10 Korean tourists that ended up getting stuck in a snowbank near the city of Buffalo, New York. Needing help to dig themselves out, two of the men in the tour group went around door to door asking to borrow shovels.

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However, when they got to Alexander and Andrea Campagna’s home, they were offered shelter until the blizzard passed. From there, they made new friends with the group of 10.

According to the New York Times, that friendship continued well into 2023, and in May, the Campagnas couple were invited on a 10-day tour of South Korea by the Korea Tourism Organization. Given that they were in Korea, they were able to see their friends.

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The New York Times reported that Andrea Campagna said of the experience, “To see everyone in Korea again is such a blessing. They ended up in the right place at the right time. Now we have people we can call friends for a lifetime.”

What do you think of the reunion? Let us know!