Feel-good story of the week: “Secret Santa” hands out cash to needy

Posted by: Phineas on December 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Just when you think the world is full of nothing but crappy, selfish people, someone just has to go and prove you wrong:

A businessman who identified himself only as “Secret Santa” brought Christmas cheer to Reading, Pa., one $100 bill at a time.

Reading has the highest poverty rate of cities across the nation with more than 65,000 residents, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. An estimated 90,000 people call Reading home.

The unnamed Good Samaritan Santa had read about the plight of Reading’s residents, and he spent Tuesday traversing the city and handing out cash to those he thought could use it, the Reading Eagle newspaper reported.


The secret Santa explained that helping others helped him.

“I get more out of it than they do,” he said. “I’ve had people say, you know, ‘You saved my life. I was going to commit suicide.’ I’ve had people say, ‘I couldn’t pay my heat. … I hadn’t eaten in days,’” he said.

And I’ll bet this guy is part of the one-percent the Occupy movement is trying to “save” us from. But the truth is, and you can bet on it, he’s done more good handing out his money and giving help to those who really need it on this one day than all the self-absorbed Occupiers have ever done with all their drum circles and up-and-down twinkles and rape-free zones over the last three months. Or ever will.

Go, Secret Santa!

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “Feel-good story of the week: “Secret Santa” hands out cash to needy”


  1. Zippy says:

    The goodness a man can do speaks without speaking.

  2. bob jones says:

    I’m sure the president or someone in the government is attempting to put a stop to this immediately, as they have told us so many times, only government can help us and solve our problems. At the very least, they are surely attempting to get their cut out of each hundred.

  3. Kate says:

    LOL Bob…this is something we hear about each Christmas, but those rich 1%-ers have foundations and charities that support everything from the poor to the arts and education. And on average, Americans’ charitable giving is the highest in the world the last time I looked.

  4. Carlos says:

    This is exactly why the first tax deduction to go will be charitable giving. The elitist arrogancia running this country now can’t stand the thought that maybe there is someone somewhere that’s not totally dependent upon the government for their complete survival.

    We view this as an act of goodwill. The government sees only that a person has more money than he needs for himself and that there has to be some way for the government to get it away from him.

    The TEA partiers don’t want higher taxes because the problem is exorbitant spending. I don’t want higher taxes because the Democraps (which includes a significant number of so-called Republicans) will find even more outrageous ways of spending the additional income and not reduce spending anyway.