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A gift of kindness from Pater

A gentleman recently came into our thrift store and asked to speak to a manager. Larry went out to speak with him. He said that he would like to donate an hour’s worth of shopping for someone 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, and it gave everyone who worked a sense of the meaning of the season: kindness and helping 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.


Surrey Fire Fighters’

Charitable Society

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