Saturday, November 18, 2006

Illness unmasks generous ‘Secret Santa’


Missouri exec gives money to needy, reveals ID to pass mission to others

Frank Peterson, 93, left, shakes the hand of Kansas City's “Secret Santa” after receiving $1,000 from him in 2004 in Arcadia, Fla. Larry Stewart, who has become known as Secret Santa for handing out Christmas cash to the needy, is allowing his name to be publicized after 26 years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The answer to one of the happiest mysteries in the Kansas City area is being revealed this year.

A man who has given away millions of dollars and become known as Secret Santa for handing out Christmas cash to the needy is allowing his name to be publicized after 26 years.

But the reason for the revelation is an unhappy one. Secret Santa has cancer. He wants to start speaking to community groups about his belief in random acts of kindness, More here

This one will make you tear up.

Skip the news today(it's Saturday!).Read this and forget the troubles of the world for a while.

How cool would it be to hand a thousand bucks to someone whose car just stalled?

Of course, you'll now expect a rant on the virtures of private charities and such;no such solilaque today-I'll let the man handing out the hundred dollar bills say it for me.

-Tasha

Tasha Rhodes Libertarian blogger That girl tasha blog unschool blog

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