Overwhelming social media responses give woman a Christmas in July

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OKLAHOMA CITY - You see dozens of posts on social media every day.

It's almost impossible to see everything. The political posts, vacation photos and sometimes the occasional cry for help are all common occurrences.

But it was this post by KFOR’s Lucas Ross July 21 that had people reaching out with open arms.

It was a viewer request for a recliner.

"I had all of these people already being like 'oh yeah, I'll help her. I'll pick it up. I'll take it here. I've got one.' People were sending me pictures," Lucas Ross said.

It all started with a phone call to the station.

"I wish I had a La-Z-boy recliner. I'm home bound. I'm 60 years old. I have no family," Orlene Walker said over voicemail.

Orlene Walker, a woman with health issues, is forced to spend her days lying down because she doesn't own a chair.

Erica Knowles empathizes.

She was given a chair after her own medical problems.

"I had to have a couple of surgeries, and I didn't want to be stuck up the stairs and not be with my children," Erica Knowles said.

Now that she's better, she's paying it forward.

"Thank you,” Walker said.

“Aww, you're welcome," Knowles said.

It was an emotional moment for a woman who thought no one cared.

"It was a Christmas wish that I wanted because I wasn't going to have a Christmas. I wanted a recliner real bad because I didn't have a chair to sit in," Walker said.

Through the power of social media, Walker's wish came true.

"It's good to know there are still good people around," she said.

"We try to do what we can," Ross responded.

Walker said the chair fits her perfectly.

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