Sharing meals and good wishes

Published 12:26 PM ET, Mon April 29, 2013
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Trace Arnold brings barbecue to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on April 23 after staff there sent food to a hospital in Texas. Arnold, second from left, runs the 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House in Frisco, Texas. Courtesy Trace Arnold
Arnold and his team flew to Boston carrying enough barbecue in coolers to feed 250 people. Delta Air Lines allowed them to fly for free with the food. Courtesy Trace Arnold
Dr. Christopher Kabrhel had pizza delivered to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, Texas, which was treating patients from the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in nearby West. Courtesy Trace Arnold
Doctors and nurses at Hillcrest signed their flag with encouraging messages for the Massachusetts General staff. Courtesy Trace Arnold
Arnold gave this Texas flag, which he retired from his mobile smoker, to Kabrhel. Courtesy Trace Arnold
Arnold, left, and Kabrhel had similar reasons for their acts of kindness. "You gotta help your neighbor," Arnold said -- even if that neighbor is more than 1,800 miles away. Courtesy Trace Arnold