In Country Club Hills, a social media celebrity is blessing families by distributing turkeys for Thanksgiving.
Ismail Taher, a TikTok star, was distributing hundreds of free Thanksgiving turkeys on Thursday.
On TikTok, the 28-year-old has over 4.2 million followers. He still resides in Tinley Park, Illinois, where he grew up. His family owns a few local businesses.
“It’s a good thing. It feels incredible to be able to give back to the community. We’ve distributed about 200 or 300 turkeys “Taher stated.
Giving back and being grateful and thankful is what the season is all about.
The line to pick up a holiday bird stretched as far as the eye could see at one point. Hundreds of people filed into a parking lot on 183rd Street.
“This is incredible. Spreading love rather than hate is desperately needed in our community. That is the purpose of this holiday “one woman stated
Taher started working at his family’s taco restaurant when he was 14 years old and graduated from Lincoln Way North High School. The TikTok star distributed 360 turkeys to local families with the help of Crescent Foods and money from his own pocket.
“We use to watch people do things like this when I was a kid, and I wanted to be able to do the same thing for people,” he explained.
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