“Woke up to find this on my step with a very large gift card. It appears my whole neighborhood got one,” Edmonton resident Leigh-Ann MacNaughton said on Facebook alongside a picture of a three-verse composition about hope and solidarity.
“I have been crying all morning.”
Around 400 similar envelopes were dropped on December 24, and each contained a Can$250 Walmart voucher, residents told local media.
“It was just very heartwarming and touching that someone would do that,” she said Friday, according to CBC.
“To have something like this, I mean, that’s a month of groceries for us.”
CBC reached out to an email listed at the bottom of the note, which was signed “Secret Santa.”
“I decided to do it because I know that lots of people have had a really tough year and I had the means to help out,” the apparent benefactor replied.
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