Originally Posted by paddywhack
His gifts and "heartfelt" concern was pathetic - a drop in the bucket. His concern for his humble employees will return to status quo in a few days.
On top of that, add that he told his kids they were going to be volunteering at nursing homes (uh, wait a minute dad) and they were going to be staying at crappy motels like the one he stayed in (uh, NO WAY DAD) and it was just terribly unbelievable.
The term for this kind of thing is "Glurge." Definition: sickeningly-sweet moralizing that, when you think about it, has some seriously wrong ideas.
So yes, forcing kids to volunteer (contradiction in terms) and making them stay in crappy motels.... this is unlikely to inspire philanthropy.