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Subject: Spreading the Xmas Cheer rss

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Sean Seymour
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Every kid deserves toys for xmas.

My girlfriend and I went out last night, and decided to swing by toys r us to surprise a few families and make the holidays a bit more enjoyable for people.

We went to customer services and asked them to help us find a few families (in the end we found 3) that based on their layaways looked like they could use a little bit of extra help around the holidays. We then proceeded to pay them off, and told the store to keep it annonymous.

The look on the managers face was awesome. she was so happy to do it, and really looking forward to calling those families to let them know what happened. I wish I could be a fly on the wall in that conversation, but im just glad some kids somewhere will have a great xmas.

We realized after we tallied up how much we had spent on our parents/siblings that this whole holiday thing can get a bit crazy, and its supposed to be about giving, and making someones day.

There were even a few boardgame/puzzles on the layaway lists. So I know those kids will be having some fun.

Merry Xmas Everyone!
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George Ramos
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I'm happy you were able to do this. Thanks for sharing, it's a beautiful thing to read and ponder.
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Danilo
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Congrats Sean,

Certainly everything that you did will return back in twice.
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Thank you
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That was a very touching entry. Appreciate your sharing it with us.
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How wonderful! I'm sure you really made those families' Christmas. Thank you for sharing.
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Elias
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Good on ya.

danilopatro wrote:
Congrats Sean,

Certainly everything that you did will return back in twice.


I read this as: "The families will probably return what you got them to the store."

After a reread, it makes much more sense.

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