All the Most Astonishing Acts of Kindness this Holiday Season

By Silvio Tanaka - originally posted to Flickr as Ibirapuera, CC BY 2.0,

Across the nation good citizens are offering a helping hand to those in need during the first holiday season plagued by the pandemic.

Take a look at these patriot’s newsworthy contributions to their fellow man.

Paying the bills

For the second holiday season in a row, Florida businessman, Michael Esmond paid $7,600 in overdue utility bills for 114 families who were about to have service shut off.  

“People can’t afford to pay their bills and put food on the table, so I hope doing my part and paying some bills for these folks takes a little bit of stress off of them around Christmas time,” Esmond remarked. Last year he shelled out $4,600 to help out 36 families in need.  

Layaway miracle

In a “mind-blowing” act of kindness, an anonymous Good Samaritan paid off every layaway item at a Bristol, Tennessee Walmart. The mystery donor spent $65,000 in cash and had one request for the store, “please tell them Merry Christmas and I love them.”  

Special delivery

The Orlando Police Department collected the names of local children in need, then the entire department chipped in to purchase gifts for the list of over 200 children, and personally delivered them on Saturday.  

Cup of Joe

A Louisville coffee shop struggling to keep the doors open received a $2,500 donation from a regular that often worked remotely from the shop, who then dropped another $2,500 to fund a free cup of joe for locals. As a result, the java joint has been able to keep all their staff employed.  

Walking the right path

A 93-year-old retired Air Force colonel whittles walking sticks and sells them roadside to his community for $3 a piece.  He donates all the proceeds to the Xenia Area Fish Food Pantry to feed the hungry.  

Drive-thru kindness

A Minnesota Dairy Queen experienced a chain of ordering kindness that lasted for two days long. When a customer paid for the order behind him at the drive-thru, every customer behind him continued to pay it forward for nearly a thousand visits afterward.  

Wedding food

When a couple had to cancel their 150-person wedding due to the pandemic, they eloped and asked the caterer to use their $5,000 non-refundable deposit to help feed the needy. On Thanksgiving, they packed and distributed more than 200 meals to the mentally ill through the non-profit Thresholds.


Gaming gift

When a Philadelphia teenager won a sold out and highly valuable PlayStation 5 in a raffle, instead of keeping it or turning a hefty profit, he gifted the console to his neighbor – a ten-year-old boy battling brain cancer. 

NFL Trees

NFL players Dak Prescott, Jared Goff, Adam Theilen, and more are teaming up with Lowes to deliver more than 13,000 pre-lit Christmas trees to respective communities.  “Giving back is what the holidays are all about, and it’s an honor to be a part of these tree deliveries alongside so many other incredible NFL players and organizations,” said injured Dallas Cowboys’ QB Prescot.  

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1 year ago

Can AOL, cnn, msnbc, abc, cbs, nbc, Washington post, NYT gives us a report on acts of kindness that blm and antifa are doing this Christmas season as well???

Ida Socci
Ida Socci
1 year ago
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LOL, I’m absolutely sure they CAN NOT!!!