Archive | December 2010

Do you believe in Santa?


Secret Santa was spreading joy on the streets of Kansas City handing out $100 bills to strangers. In one day he gave around $10,000 to people who were in disbelief or wept from joy. Recipients included a police officer with terminal cancer, a homeless man pushing a rickety old shopping cart, an 81-year-old woman who had recently told her 27 grandchildren she wouldn’t be able to afford any Christmas gifts, and Bernadette Turner, a 32-year-old unemployed mother of two.

“It’s hard to come by,” Turner said looking in disbelief at the $200 Secret Santa had given her. Turner, whose children are 3 and 8, was overcome.
“I can only afford one gift for each child. But now ….” she said, wiping tears from her cheeks and reaching out for a hug.

Come December, he just fills his pockets with money, dons his red cap and heads out looking for people to make really happy.
He will likely hand out about $40,000 this December. He says he’ll go “till the money runs out.”
“The recession, unemployment. This is the time you don’t want to stop. You don’t want to back off,” he said.

Have a Merry Christmas and don’t stop believing!

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