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Secret Santa Hands Out Hundred Dollar Bills to Hurricane Sandy Victims

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear — and handing out hundred dollar bills, it seems.

A very generous (and apparently very wealthy) man in Missouri posed as “Secret Santa” and began handing out some serious Benjamins to Hurricane Sandy victims. But the generous stranger tells Today, “The money is not the point at all […] it's about the random acts of kindness.”

Giving away thousands a day, the anonymous donor traveled along the East Coast with a police escort, stopping at churches and disaster centers. Recipients included unemployed Janice Kennedy — a 41-year-old single mother who lost her home to Sandy. Janice received four $100 bills while shopping at a Staten Island Salvation Army.

Then there’s Phillip and Lisa Morris, who accepted $300 to put towards rebuilding their home. For all those who received Santa’s surprise cash, this is one Christmas miracle we’re sure will not be forgotten anytime soon.

Refusing to be identified or have his face photographed, the Secret Santa adopted his philanthropic tradition from an old friend, Larry Stewart, who died in 2007 having given away more than $1 million dollars to strangers. Following Larry’s lead, the anonymous benefactor says,”I’m just setting an example […] anybody can be a Secret Santa!”

Okay, we’re officially inspired.

Watch the video of him handing out hundies on Today, but prepare to get a more than a little misty-eyed.

Source: Today

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12.1.2012 / 05:32 AM EDT by Jana Moseley
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