Does anyone remember this show?
I used to watch this as a kid and would tear up EVERY SINGLE TIME. Such wonderful memories of sitting on the living room couch with my family and watching beautiful people make a difference in people’s lives. It was disheartening to find out all the problems and criticism associated with this show. First off, the home owners were struggling financially as it is, and with extravagant houses like these (that I am sure not even the upper middle class family can afford), they were unable to pay for them and some even went into foreclosure.
The show would mainly reach out to family’s with a rare disorder and the program’s casting agent would send out emails saying, “There are only 17 known cases in US – let me know if one is in your town!” According to critics, they say that the show only wanted to find these rare cases to boost their show ratings. That kinda stinks, huh?
I think critic will be critics. These people took out valuable time and a load of money to rebuild the homes of people in need. The houses may have been a bit too extravagant but I think they did it out of the kindness of their hearts. All they wanted to see was a shocked reaction from the family, and they got it.
Moral of the story is, do your thing and be generous no matter what people say. It is the thought that counts (or action rather). But yes, be practical about it. Don’t go broke to help someone.