For some, the holiday season can be a cruel reminder of the loneliness when they don’t have any family to spend Christmas day with. One elderly woman tried her best to find a family that she could spend the holidays with, but rather than help, what she received was only more hate.

The woman named Carrie from Oklahoma put up a post on Craigslist, accompanied with her humble plea. “Anybody need a grandma for Christmas?” was the title of her post, according to Fox 8.

Carrie, desperately hoping that someone would pay heed to her post also added, “I have nobody and would really like to be part of a family. I cook and I can cook dinner. I’ll even bring food & gifts for the kids! I HAVE NOBODY AND IT REALLY HURTS! Let me be part of your family.”

While Carrie made an earnest plea, many of those who saw the post used the opportunity to send her hateful messages rather than show a bit of kindness. And the post was later deleted.

Among the people who saw the ad was Carson Carlock. “That really broke my heart reading that because my mom was alone on her last Christmas,” Carson said, whose mother, Gail was diagnosed with stage four cancer.

“She went to church a lot. She loved her grandkids,” Carson said. After Gail fell ill, Carson wasn’t able to drive up to her and still remembers the heartbreaking conversation he had with her. Carson recalled, “It was really not a good feeling just knowing, hearing her on the phone, and she’s like ‘I’m all alone.'”

He put up a post of his own, hoping to find the woman as well as a family willing to give her the Christmas she deserves. His post was shared by about two-thousand people and many defended Carrie and offered their home.

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