My husband was asked by Friend A yesterday to help Friend B move a very large older model large screen tv into B's house. This tv is at least 54 inches and is attached to a large base. It was the kind people wanted 10-15 years ago before flat screens. He met a couple of other friends over at the house to move it in. While inside he noted that the family B were serious hoarders - the kind you see on tv. They had 4 or 5 other tvs in the house too.
When DH came home and told about this, I asked him how this tv came to the home since they already had so many. He said Friend A was at a work site doing construction and that homeowner wanted to get rid of this tv (free) and wondered if he knew anyone who might need one. Friend A immediately thought of Friend B (he takes everything) and took it to give to B.
Here's my question. If you know that a person struggles with an addiction (whether it be hoarding, eating, drinking, gambling, etc.) is it ethical to contribute free items that will enable that addiction further? My example is that if I knew that B struggled with diabetes/obesity, I would not randomly bring them 5 large pizzas just because they were free. Since I know it would lead to further decrease their health, I would decline the offer if I wouldn't eat them, rather than take them to someone who struggles with overeating unhealthy food. My husband and I went back and forth about this. I think it's wrong to knowlingly support someone's addiction by contributing to it while he separates out hoarding from other addictions and doesn't think it's a big deal to bring more stuff over that they don't need.
What are your thoughts?