Christmas is not just about exchanging gifts. More importantly, it’s about giving hope and sharing love to people in need. A man in east Idaho decided to play Secret Santa in 2020 by teaming up with EastIdahoNews.com. The Secret Santa and EastIdahoNews.com dedicated $500,000 for deserving people and families.
Their objective is to offer people gifts that are tailored to their specific circumstances every day until Christmas. Diana Boldman and her husband, Cameron, were among those picked for the surprise gifts. They are both in their 60s and are still working because they cannot afford to retire.
Every day, the couple gets up early to deliver newspapers in their aging van, which has about 240,000 miles on it. Diana rushes out to her full-time work at McDonald’s after the papers are delivered because Cameron is on disability and she needs more money to potentially retire in the next several years.
When the big day arrives, the East Idaho News crew enters McDonald’s, where Diana is cooking french fries. She’s astonished to run across Nate from the local news, but she recognizes him right away. Diana receives a small green box from Nate. It includes $5,000 in petrol gift cards and a $1,000 cheque.
Afterward, Nate leads Diana out of the store and presents her with a brand new red SUV! “Tell the Secret Santa to thank you ever so much,” says Diana with overflowing joy and gratitude. Watch how Diana’s Christmas was made more special by the Secret Santa in the video below.