An Idaho man is acting as a real life Secret Santa this year, by gifting more than half a million dollars to local people who deserve a little extra kindness this year.
The man who’s giving upwards of $500,000 to others wishes to remain anonymous, so he’s been getting a little help from the team at East Idaho News to hand out his presents.
Here’s the story of the woman who was first on this Santa’s ‘nice’ list:
Grandmother Diana Boldman is 65 years old. Early each morning, she and her husband Cameron wake up to deliver newspapers across their home town of Idaho Falls. The route takes them across a large area of the city, and they do it in a van that already has nearly 240,000 miles on it
Once she’s finished the paper route, Diana then goes to McDonald’s to put in a shift at her full-time job there. Her hope is to retire in a few years, but for now she has to work: Cameron is on disability and it’s up to Diana to provide for them.
When Idaho’s Secret Santa heard about this couple’s situation, he knew just the Christmas gifts to surprise them with. She received $5000 in gift cards for gas, a $1000 check and a new SUV!
(Photo courtesy of East Idaho News)