GOODYEAR, AZ (3TV/ CBS5 ) - Cruisin’ carolers brought Christmas cheer curbside to those who needed it most in a senior community Thursday afternoon. Singers from 60 to 90 years old jump into decorated golf carts and make their way through Goodyear’s PebbleCreek neighborhood. They visit many houses, but go to some for a specific reason.
Don Nelson is one of those who got a visit and a dose of holiday cheer. Nelson has been battling pancreatic cancer. “Going through cancer is really tough,” said reporter Briana Whitney. “What did it mean to have them here bringing joy?
“Oh, it just brought such joy!!” Nelson said. He and his wife were impressed and elated. “Oh, this was just wonderful; this will be the highlight of our Christmas!” Nelson's wife Yvette said.
And down the street, the carolers visited resident Nancy Love, who needed love more than ever this Christmas.
“Um, two days ago, my husband died. They were going to come anyway to sing for my husband but then he passed,” Love said. “They said, ‘Well, Nancy, we’ll just come by anyway!’ And I said that would be really kind.”
For most in the group, this is a tradition that dates back five or six years. They never know what they'll find at each home. This year, one woman surprised the singers with shots! “It has 190 in it. Which is pure alcohol,” laughed Rob Hoffman. “It has a kick!”
The carolers made sure there was no silent night, for friends they love like family. “You made our day! Week! Month! Year!” laughed Nelson.