Every year the holiday season rolls around and we set our sights on the big guy in the red suit. Even after you discovered he wasn’t real, you couldn’t help but feel warm and fuzzy inside when it comes to good ol’ Santa Clause.
Well, every day Santas have been delivering holiday joy all across the country and two stories in Georgia will surely warm your heart and remind you what this season is really all about.
Earlier today, Hapeville police showcased their generosity by saving Christmas for two young girls and their mother.
The single mother, Anne Green, had a rough time buying gifts for her two daughters after her car was broken into and her purse was stolen.
“The officers, on their time off, set up a GoFundMe account to help her out,” according to the Hapeville Police Department Facebook page, “With the help of friends and family, these girls will still have a Christmas this year!”
Meanwhile in Lawrenceville, GA, over 100 Gwinnett County students were relieved of their lunch debt after Deputy Matt Stoner and his family donated $280 to Central Gwinnett High School.
Originally, Deputy Stoner wanted to remain anonymous. However, Shannon Volkodav, a co-worker, couldn’t resist to share.
“If you share the story, or allow the story to be shared, then your gift will just keep on giving.” she tells CBS46.
“He could have easily spent it on his own kids,” said Randoll Garcia, a student at the high school. “He decided to give it to people who he don’t really know.”
It’s a reminder that during a time when the nation seems particularly divided in more ways than one, nothing should ever steal the shine of everyday humanity and daily kindness.
Taking your younger sibling to sit on Santa’s lap or helping young kids write their letter to Santa are great fun, but it’s also important to always celebrate the men and women around us every day who constantly deliver gifts in the most selfless of ways.