Jaret Hucks owns the Midtown Inn and Cottages in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since Hurricane Florence hit the east coast, he has opened his doors to dozens of evacuees free of charge.
To date, he has given away roughly 1,000 free nights to poor and vulnerable families. Not only that, he has welcomed their dogs, cats, and turtles, too, regardless of the pet policy.
“Love thy neighbor, right? That’s what you’re supposed to do,” Hucks told CBS News. “My mama taught me that a long time ago.”
Hucks has not been left empty-handed for his generosity, either – families have offered to help with the housekeeping and community members have donated diapers, ice, food, and clothes.
However, Hucks says that he is the most thankful for the knowledge that he is giving back to those who need it most and the handwritten thank you notes that he has received from the children.