Scrooge wakes up the next morning ecstatic to find that he is still alive and that it is Christmas Day. He hails a young lad in the street and asks him to buy the prize turkey hanging in the window of the poulterist, whom he then pays to deliver the turkey anonymously to the Cratchits. After stopping to sing a Christmas carol in church, he makes his way to Fred's house where he apologizes for the time he has wasted, asks to join them for dinner, and is heartily welcomed. The next morning, when Cratchit comes into the office late, Scrooge pretends to be annoyed and calls him on his tardiness, then says that it leaves him no alternative but to double his salary. From thereon, the Fred narrates saying, 'My uncle was better than his word. He did it all and infinitely more. And to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man as the good old city ever knew...or any other good old city, town, or borough in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him. But he let them laugh and little heeded them. His own heart laughed, and that was quite enough for him. It was always said of Ebenezer Scrooge that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us. And so, as Tiny Tim observed, 'God bless us every one.' In the final scene, Scrooge lifts Tiny Tim onto his arms and carries him into the house.