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The Surprising Reason U.S. Hotels Keep Bibles in the Nightstand


If you've ever stayed in a hotel or motel in the United States, you've probably found a copy of the Bible in the nightstand of nearly every room you rented. If you've ever wondered why that is, a former hotel worker on reddit shared some surprising insights.

While one big reason is that they are usually donated (most often by the Gideon Society), but apparently another intention is to provide comfort to somebody who is lonely, depressed, and perhaps suicidal.