City throws away homeless man’s Christmas tree, community responds with kindness

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NEW ORLEANS - Volunteers donate Christmas trees and decorations to a homeless man whose tree was taken away by the city.

John lives in a tent under an expressway in New Orleans. His tree was taken away last week after the city said it was a code violation.

When people heard about John's story they started dropping off Christmas trees and decorations. John had so many trees he donated some to a nearby women's shelter.

"You don't have to have thousands and millions to help somebody," said John. "You can have a penny in your pocket, not even a penny, and reach out to somebody."

New Orleans city officials haven't commented on the situation.

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