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Christmas Miracles happening
« on: December 16, 2011, 05:36:21 PM »
A friend linked this to me, and I just wanted to share it.
There are not enough good news in the world nowadays.

Anonymous donors pay off Kmart layaway accounts
APBy MARGERY A. BECK | AP – 10 hrs ago

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — 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."

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.

"She was doing it in the memory of her husband who had just died, and she said she wasn't going to be able to spend it and wanted to make people happy with it," Deppe said. The woman did not identify herself and only asked people to "remember Ben," an apparent reference to her husband.

Deppe, who said she's worked in retail for 40 years, had never seen anything like it.

"It was like an angel fell out of the sky and appeared in our store," she said.
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Offline olive

Re: Christmas Miracles happening
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 05:39:42 PM »
There really are a lot of good people in the world. You're right. We don't hear about them, enough.

Thanks for sharing. I love hearing/reading about things like this. It encourages and feeds my idealism. It's easy enough to think negative. Positive thinking about the world around us and the people in it takes some effort.

Offline Capone

Re: Christmas Miracles happening
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 08:34:04 PM »
It really is nice to read something like this once in a while. Somehow whenever I check the news I seem to only find news of people dying and stuff. This is very uplifting to read.

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Re: Christmas Miracles happening
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 08:49:19 PM »
It is so so nice to know that there are still good people in the world.  Thank you for sharing that Sam....what a beautiful thing. 

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Re: Christmas Miracles happening
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 06:14:16 PM »
I had seen this story on my local new and melted.  It's one of the most special things I've ever heard of someone doing.

Offline Anjasa

Re: Christmas Miracles happening
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011, 08:46:51 AM »
Yea, this was absolutely lovely :) I hope other people hear about it and try to emulate her next year.

Offline Shjade

Re: Christmas Miracles happening
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011, 10:59:40 AM »
The good twin of the woman who went on a pepper spray streak on Black Friday, perhaps? :o

Clearly Ben was a pretty cool guy.