NY woman gives away ticket to Papal parade

Posted at 2:06 PM, Sep 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-26 14:06:41-04

Rita Wright walked up and down the streets in front of Central Park on Friday morning looking for someone.


No one in particular and no one she knew, but rather the person she kept referring to as a "special person."


"This is a special day," said Wright. "A once in a lifetime thing."


Wright was beyond excited to see the Pontiff, but she seemed to be even more excited about her extra ticket. Wright's husband was supposed to go to the Papal parade with her, one of 80,000 people who got tickets through church lotteries, but he was unable to make it.  So Wright was determined to find someone who would appreciate the chance to see Pope Francis in person.


After a little searching and a giving heart, she found a man who truly deserved it.  


Watch the reaction in the video as a deaf man from New York was given the gift he will remember for the rest of his life.


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