A Grinch loaded up with eggnog almost ruined this Christmas for some of Chicago's neediest kids.
The man was taking part in the city's annual "T-Box" bar crawl, also known as the "Twelve Bars of Christmas." By the time he reached the Nisei Lounge he must have been a little over-served, because shortly after arriving he puked in the bar's Toys for Tots charity box.
Bar owner Brian Pistorius says the box of toys for underprivileged children was about three quarters full, but none of the toys could be saved.
"Unfortunately after that happens we can’t really give those to the kids," he said.
But a bartender and a bouncer at the Nisei Lounge didn't want the kids to go without their toys, so they volunteered their tips from the bar crawl to buy replacements. Then, they shared their pledge on social media, asking others to give as well.
Before they knew it, the entire community was rallying to fill the bar's new box, and they wound up doing even better than that.