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Twin Cities Reddit user books hotel rooms to give families somewhere warm to stay

The kind gesture saw 10 people given a warm place to stay for the night.
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The temperature extremes seen in the Twin Cities are bringing out the best in some of its residents.

Case in point can be found on the Twin Cities sub-reddit, where a user made a kind gesture to any families experiencing homelessness on Tuesday night.

"I just booked 3 hotel rooms in Roseville," wrote VictoryMemorialPokey. "I can't stand to see anyone homeless in the cold tonight. Especially if you have young children. Will even buy you an uber there if you have no way to get there. Message me please."

The offer was made on a night where more than 6,500 homes lost power – and many of them heat – due to Xcel Energy outages that started on Tuesday evening.

And it looks like they had some takers, with the Redditor posting an update in the early hours of Wednesday to confirm that "4 adults and 6 children are enjoying a warm night, sleeping hopefully at this point."

"If it's this cold again i may try and do this again tomorrow night (Wednesday)," he added.

Another Good Samaritan was fellow Redditor MikeyWaldo, who had some pizzas delivered to the families' rooms.

If you're in Hennepin County and need somewhere warm to stay, you can find a list of warming stations across the county here, some of which are open 24 hours.

If you're in Ramsey County, you can find shelter services and warming stations here.

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