Target workers play Santa to shoppers stranded during Buffalo-area blizzard

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Target workers play Santa to shoppers stranded during blizzard
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A Target outside of Buffalo became a Christmas refuge after some two dozen customers and seven workers got stranded at the store during a blizzard.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The snowstorm in western New York has been epic in proportions, but all that snow fall cannot bury the human spirit.

A Target outside of Buffalo became an unexpected Christmas refuge.

Some two dozen customers and seven workers got stranded at the store Friday.

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They spent the next two nights together.

Workers got festive, providing free food, hot cocoa, water, heaters, blankets, mattresses and toys to the impromptu holiday slumber party.

Some customers chronicled the events on social media.

Target confirmed that none of those trapped would have to pay for anything used during the storm.

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