A passerby spotted the kind note and posted a picture of it to Reddit, where it soon went viral and was covered by multiple media outlets.
Hague told Fox 13 before the gesture Wednesday he'd been blown away by the interest he'd received, but was unsure how many people would be turn up for the meal. A visibly touched Hague gave his thanks in a Facebook video message Thursday night to all those who helped.
"Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your thoughts, your prayers, your contributions, your donations," he said.
"We fed about 100 people, we had plenty of food over, we had a lot of people bring in donations, pies, other side items, turkeys, it was amazing.
"I thank you very much, I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing you soon."
The food that was not used was later taken to fire departments and homeless shelters in the Springfield area, according to ABC22.
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