Secret Santa, strangers pitching in to help family in need this Christmas

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Nicole Westfall says her idea to make someone else’s Christmas a little brighter started small.

“I happened to think, well, I don’t think they’re going to have money for Christmas,” she said.

Westfall says ‘they’ are close friends; a mother and daughter who have had a rough time lately.

“It’s been one hurdle after another, after another.”

Not wanting to see them go without one more time, she asked for the daughter’s Christmas list.

What was on it and who wrote it, we won’t reveal, since it’s not Christmas yet and we don’t want to spoil the eventual surprise.

But after seeing it, Westfall says she got an idea.

“I was up and I was like, you know, I’m hoping someone will feel the same way I will and want to help somebody.”

So she headed to the computer and put up a post, asking if any other secret Santa’s would want to help her out.

“I just started getting a couple messages and then a couple more.”

It’s been two days, and she said 20 people have offered to help.

Some have already purchased gifts.

Now everything on the list will turn into a Christmas wish come true. Westfall hopes it’s a lesson others take to heart.

“You can buy a two dollar item that to you is not much, but to that kid who has nothing, it’s going to mean everything,” Westfall said.

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