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Christmas found in a thrift store

Volunteer Cindy Badgley and manager Donna Chubb know little about a stranger who shared kindness at their shop. - Contributed photo
Volunteer Cindy Badgley and manager Donna Chubb know little about a stranger who shared kindness at their shop.
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Editor:

Last week, a gentleman came in our Surrey Hospice and Surrey Fire Fighters Community Thrift Store and asked to speak to a manager.

The man said he would like to donate an hour’s worth of shopping, as his donation to the store.

As customers went to the till to purchase their items, Helene – the cashier – would tell them that Santa was in the store and their purchase was free.

Customers hugged her, they cried and were astonished at the kindness.

After an hour of shopping, the gentleman gave a donation of $273. All we know is his name is Peter.

He did not want any recognition for the gift, just to know that it helped out some people.

He stayed in the store and watched the reactions; it gave everyone who worked a sense of the meaning of the season – kindness and to help each other.

We were all touched by this story and wish we could thank this man for his kindness and know that it made someone very happy.

Donna Chubb, Surrey

 

 

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