Here’s an incredibly wholesome story that we think will put a huge smile on your face. If you’ve ever been inside a retirement or a nursing home, you know that the senior citizens who reside there get very lonely and having visitors really means the world to them.

And that’s why the residents at a nursing home in Webster, Texas, were so ecstatic last week on Halloween when more than 5,000 visitors showed up to trick or treat.

The nursing home’s Facebook page put out a post that read:

“We need trick or treaters! Please bring your children, grandchildren, and their friends to Heartis Clear Lake at 14520 Hwy 3, Webster, TX 77598 on October 31st between 6-8 pm for a night of fun!

We will have a moonwalk, hayride, games, food and lots of candy!

Come one! Come all!”

Staff also photographed some of the residents holding up signs that read,

“We miss giving candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

Please help us reach our goal of collecting enough candy to invite the community to our home for a safe and fun place to trick-or-treat.

Thank you!”

People dropped off tons of candy and now all the residents had to do was wait and see if the kiddos showed up to trick or treat.

Just look at ALL that candy!

And show up, they did. More than 5,000 people showed up, the residents had a great time and one staff member said,

“It was the first celebration of its kind in the community. We are hoping to make this an annual event for our residents and the surrounding community.”

This is a great idea and I hope that nursing and retirement homes all over the country do this next year to give the residents a nice day where they can have some fun and interact with kids and their families.