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Woman Says She’s Gonna ‘Break The Law’ And Give Candy To Kids On Halloween In A Powerful Post
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Woman Says She’s Gonna ‘Break The Law’ And Give Candy To Kids On Halloween In A Powerful Post

To paraphrase Joey, you can’t have Halloween without trick-or-treating. That’s like the Fourth of July without apple pie. Or Friday with no two pizzas.

After Kaitlyn Ross, a reporter for NBC affiliate 11Alive in Atlanta, heard that neighborhoods and entire cities started prohibiting kids and teens from going candy hunting on the spookiest night of the year, she set out to inspire change. Kaitlyn said she will be the house handing out the good stuff. To just about everyone who knocks on the door.

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“The city that banned trick or treating after [for people older than 14] is in Virginia,” Kaitlyn told Bored Panda. “We did a news story on it for 11Alive and it just really bummed me out.

The Halloween advocate said, “They wanted to cut down on vandalism, which I understand, but I … it didn’t seem fair that the kids there don’t get to do it. I think kids should get to stay kids as long as they can, and Halloween is a part of that.”

Kaitlyn had trick-or-treated all through high school herself and it made her sad that kids who live there won’t get to do that. “I always remember the house that gave out the big candy bars,” she said. “It made me smile and every kid in the neighborhood went there first!”

So far, there isn’t a similar restriction in Kaitlyn’s home city of Atlanta. “Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to trick or treat here, but it will be pouring rain tonight, so we will have to see how many actually brave the elements.”

However, judging by the reactions her post has received, it definitely seems that it’s going to be quite the occasion. “A lot of people told me they always hand out the big ones, and there are a lot of creative people who hand out stickers or crafts. I just love that people are sharing their joy with me! But mostly, people are asking for our address!”

Many joined Kaitlyn saying they’re also preparing for the big night

Here’s what other folks said about the situation

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago (edited)

I give candy to anyone who comes to my house in costume, 6 or 60.

Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

Halloween isn't anywhere near as big as it is in the US so I am never prepared and tonight we had a couple of trick or treaters so they were offered a snack pack of oreo's each.

Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey, at least they got something!

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Monty Glue
Community Member
2 years ago

As a child in the 1960's trick or treating was planned with precision. Go north, south, east, and west with my house in the center to drop off the candy before heading in a new direction. One year a family ran out of candy and they were handing out NICKLES! I felt like I won the lottery! Free candy and a nickle too! Been over 50 years since that night, but I will never forget it. (you could buy stuff with a nickle in those days)

Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
2 years ago

Ha! This is so heartwarming, thank you :)

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

I give candy to anyone who comes to my house in costume, 6 or 60.

Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

Halloween isn't anywhere near as big as it is in the US so I am never prepared and tonight we had a couple of trick or treaters so they were offered a snack pack of oreo's each.

Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey, at least they got something!

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Monty Glue
Community Member
2 years ago

As a child in the 1960's trick or treating was planned with precision. Go north, south, east, and west with my house in the center to drop off the candy before heading in a new direction. One year a family ran out of candy and they were handing out NICKLES! I felt like I won the lottery! Free candy and a nickle too! Been over 50 years since that night, but I will never forget it. (you could buy stuff with a nickle in those days)

Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
2 years ago

Ha! This is so heartwarming, thank you :)

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