Samantha Gross, an American intern at the London Evening Standard newspaper, told her heartwarming story on Twitter where she first found her Seder.
1. Today, something incredible happened. And I will tell this story via Twitter, which is fitting for how this incredible thing came to be.— Samantha J. Gross (@samanthajgross) April 10, 2017
She saw this tweet from a London-based CNN journalist who she follows on Twitter.
Tonight is #Passover so if you’re in London and you’ve got nowhere to go for Seder, get in touch. Nobody should be alone tonight.— James Masters (@Masters_JamesD) April 10, 2017
She takes him up on his offer and he picks her up and drives her to his parents’ house in North London where they make a young woman from Schererville, Indiana, feel very welcome.
6. They were all so interested in me, and me in them. James’ 91-year-old grandfather whistled a song he knew about Indiana.— Samantha J. Gross (@samanthajgross) April 11, 2017
.@Masters_JamesD 7. When we sat for Seder, I immediately got teary. I’ve lost 3 g’parents in the past few years, and seeing James’ g’parents made me so happy— Samantha J. Gross (@samanthajgross) April 11, 2017
.@Masters_JamesD 8. I joked about how strong the maror was to James’ uncle, but really I just cried for my own grandparents, who loved Passover so much.— Samantha J. Gross (@samanthajgross) April 11, 2017
Bravo to @samanthajgross and, especially, to @Masters_JamesD and family!