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Tis The Season.... bet you're not expecting this...

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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 11:20 AM
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Anonymous donors pay off Kmart layaway accounts


The young father stood in line at the Kmart layaway counter, wearing dirty clothes and worn-out boots. With him were three small children.

He asked to pay something on his bill because he knew he wouldn't be able to afford it all before Christmas. Then a mysterious woman stepped up to the counter.

"She told him, 'No, I'm paying for it,'" recalled Edna Deppe, assistant manager at the store in Indianapolis. "He just stood there and looked at her and then looked at me and asked if it was a joke. I told him it wasn't, and that she was going to pay for him. And he just busted out in tears."


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At Kmart stores across the country, Santa seems to be getting some help: Anonymous donors are paying off strangers' layaway accounts, buying the Christmas gifts other families couldn't afford, especially toys and children's clothes set aside by impoverished parents.

Before she left the store Tuesday evening, the Indianapolis woman in her mid-40s had paid the layaway orders for as many as 50 people. On the way out, she handed out $50 bills and paid for two carts of toys for a woman in line at the cash register.


Wow, this really makes me feel good. I wish that I had the money to do this for someone. During the Holiday season I do give my extra change and an occasional dollar or two in the red buckets outside the stores, for the Salvation Army. I'd do a lot more if I could.

There are other stories of "secret santas", who go around handnig out cash. I acutally like this idea a little better. This way we know the money is going to help the children.

Merry Christmas everyone and for those that don't celebrate, Best Wishes Always.




posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 11:21 AM
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That what you call LOVE! Nice energy thread topic..



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 11:27 AM
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Great thread! It is nice to know some families in need will have some joy this Christmas. I always try to help or donate something every year to Toys for Tots. It is what Christmas is about. I truly love giving more than getting!



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 11:31 AM
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Thanks for sharing that.
It makes me feel a little hope for people today



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 11:34 AM
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I absolutely love, love, love this story! Thank you for telling the ATS community about it. I bet the woman that paid for all of the lay-a-ways and handed out the money is feeling great! right now.

That anonymous person is an inspiration to me....now I am thinking...what more can I do?



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 11:41 AM
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This was on the radio yesterday. Very inspiring. This is what the holidays should be about. People have lost the spirit with trading gift cards and self gifting. I'm going to help a stranger in some way today.



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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Ahhh elevatedone...how the Search button evades you...


FortAnthem already posted this a few days ago...
HERE



Sheesh super moderator!






Merry Christmas!
edit on 16-12-2011 by havok because: Im just joking!



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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Wow! The MODS are human after all


This was already posted yeaterday.

www.abovetopsecret.com...
edit on 16-12-2011 by steveknows because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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Well, how about that.


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