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Springs family welcomes transplant for first Colorado Christmas

Facebook post connects new friends on holiday
Springs family welcomes transplant for first Colorado Christmas
Posted at 8:11 PM, Dec 25, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS — The holidays can be hard, especially when one is in a new place and feeling alone. News 5 met with one local man, who just moved to Colorado Springs from Ohio in August, and was going to be spending the holiday alone before being welcomed into a stranger's home to make sure he had a happy holiday.

Jonathan Lamme moved to Colorado Springs from Ohio, and said he had no plans for Christmas. So, Lamme made a post on Facebook, asking if anyone could host him for the holiday.

He said he got hundreds of comments, and never expected such a large response. He said he got invites to several homes, and decided to attend a couple.

"We always just see the negative, we see all the problems, and all the issues and travesties and tragedies, and it's good to know that there are people out there who care and who will help out a stranger," Lamme said.

News 5 went with Lamme to the Telles' house, one of the families who invited him to join in on the celebration. The woman who reached out to him on social media, Isabel Telles, even bought him a present.

"Holidays specifically, I know they're hard for people. I mean, I lost my sister six years ago on Thanksgiving, so I understand what it's like to not have the people that you love around," Telles said.

In total, Lamme said he went to three different Christmas celebrations.