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Sun Dec 23, 2018, 01:20 AM

*Secret Santa & His $100 Bills Tradition*

'Secret Santa and his $100 bills: A tradition that never gets old.' By Tony Rizzo, The Kansas City Star, Dec. 22, 2018.

CITY, Mo. - It's not about the money. It never has been. The crisp $100 bills, stamped in red ink with the words "Secret Santa," that fly from his pocket in profusion are just the means to an end. The "sleigh rides" that Secret Santa takes every year around Kansas City are about the smiles, the tears and the hugs. They are about feeling good and making somebody else feel good.

They are about the ripple effect that one small act of kindness toward a stranger can have on the community and the world.

On Tuesday, as he does each year, Secret Santa took a band of elves, ranging in age from 13 to 68, to spread their cheer. This time the group made its way to south Kansas City and Grandview. Among them were Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte and County Executive and Royals Hall of Famer Frank White.

This is the 12th year the current Secret Santa has been spreading Christmas cheer since Larry Stewart, the original, asked him to be his successor. Or as Secret Santa says, "hornswoggled" him into it.

Stewart started the tradition because of a time in his life when he was down and hopeless but was touched by the kind act of a stranger. Stewart decided he would do the same for others if he could. Financial fortune allowed him to do just that. Stewart was dying of cancer when he asked the current Santa to carry on. "I wish I could have helped more people," Stewart told him on his deathbed. Like Stewart, the current Secret Santa works to maintain his anonymity.

"It's not about the person," he has said many times. "It's about the deed." But while Secret Santa may have gone unrecognized as he made his rounds Tuesday, his helper Frank White did not. White was noticed at each stop...
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Sun Dec 23, 2018, 04:03 AM

1. With all the horror, there is also so much good.

Keep the faith!

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