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posted 12-23-2001 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Secret Santa stuns New Yorkers

An anonymous businessman has been handing out cash on the streets of New York.

The man, wearing a red Santa hat, gave $100 notes to dozens of people at random over three days.

He handed out a total of $25,000 before flying home to Kansas City, Missouri. He says he has done the same every Christmas for 22 years.

Macy's security guard James Frazier told the Daily News: "I was standing on 34th Street doing my job and a big guy came up to me and said, 'Hi,' I said 'Hi,' and he gave me a $100 bill."

"He was a big guy with a beard," added the 19-year-old, who plans to spend the money on clothes for his newborn son. "I said, 'Are you Santa Claus?' As far as I'm concerned, he is."

Some recipients were sceptical. "Is this real?" one woman asked. The man also gave money to fire stations, churches and charities.

Protected by plainclothes security, Secret Santa also dropped $100 into the bucket of dumbfounded Salvation Army worker Michael Johnson.

"I couldn't believe it and I was barely able to say thank you," Johnson, 50, said. "And he said, 'Merry Christmas,' and kept going."

In interviews with USA Today and The Kansas City Star, the anonymous businessman said he was once destitute when the owner of a Mississippi diner handed him a $20 note and said, "Son, you must have dropped this."

"That fella just knew I was in trouble and helped me in a way that didn't embarrass me," the Secret Santa said.


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posted 12-23-2001 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Sam,maybe he'll give alittle to the SCOOP gears foundation.


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posted 12-23-2001 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thats very cool....


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posted 12-23-2001 10:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73STP   Click Here to Email 73STP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish I had the means to do something that cool. I know many families in our area who could use a "lift" this time of year. Doing it (let me rephrase) passing out gifts with no intention of anything in return has got to be a great high. We can all look around our neighborhoods and find a way to be a "Secret Santa".

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posted 12-24-2001 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stangfan   Click Here to Email Stangfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like this guy is having too much fun. Imagine being able to do something like that. Many of us give in our own way and according to our means. This fellow's "means" just happen to be pretty good.

I like it!!!!

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