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Bengals fans offer up front-row seats to the less fortunate

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While browsing Cincinnati's Craigslist we found something better than a free couch; we located the true giving spirit of Christmas.

A Hebron family of seven is giving away two front row seats to the Bengals/Ravens game, Sunday, December 29 at Paul Brown Stadium, according to a post on Craigslist.

"Even though things are tight financially at our house this Holiday Season, I know somebody else has it rougher and I want my kids to see that money is not everything," the family shared on the Craigslist tickets by owner section. "We have our health and our faith and 2014 will be a better year."

The family asks that fans submit an email with some details about why the person deserves the tickets.

Brian McLane, the patriarch of the family, tells FOX19 that he had every intention of going to the game, "I actually bought them a month ago with every intention of going, but my wife and I decided to do something unique this year as we have 5 children and thought this would be a good life lesson for them that they would never forget."

The family has read all 55 of the responses they've received thus far to help decide who gets the tickets.

"It's been a roller coaster of a day," says McLane. "You don't really realize how many people out there really have a story that draws out your emotions."

The family hopes other ticket holders will share their wealth as well.

"Everybody that's responded deserves the tickets," says McLane. "Unfortunately, we only have two. Our goal is that as this gets attention, as it has by accident, other people will see how powerful it is and how important it could be in someone else's life."  

The family plans to pick a winner this weekend. Each kid in the family kicked in an additional $20 that the couple can use for parking in refreshments. 

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