Neighbours Stunned As Good Samaritan Posts £100 Envelopes Through Doors
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Neighbours were amazed when a mystery stranger posted envelopes containing £100 through letterboxes on Christmas Eve.
Locals in Clifton, Nottingham, were shocked by the festive gesture, with some left in tears at the kind act. The letters had a message included in them, which read: "R.A.K." Underneath it, there was written simply underneath 'random act of kindness'.
One neighbour said they were 'overwhelmed', saying the secret Santa must have a 'heart of gold'.
A family reported hearing a knock on the door before they went to answer it, but instead of opening it they found an envelope on the floor. By the time they had opened the door, the gifter was nowhere to be seen.
As reported by Nottinghamshire Live, Emma Crane, 41, was at home on Christmas Eve with her family when she heard someone knock.
The childminder said: "There was a knock on the door, my son went to answer the door.
"There was an envelope on the floor.
"He looked outside and did not see anybody, I got an envelope which said 'Random Act of Kindness' and some money inside."
She added: "Clifton has got a great community spirit anyway, people like this are worth their weight in gold."
The mum-of-two described it as 'very overwhelming', adding that whoever gifted the money to her neighbours must have a 'heart of gold'.
She said that some of her family later took a trip to Belton House, a local tourist attraction in Grantham. She said that they used some of the money towards the family trip.
Cherie Haynes, 38, lives nearby in Rivergreen, and she said she was reduced to tears by the gesture.
When she heard the letterbox, she thought it was a free newspaper.
But one of her sons saw the envelope on the doormat and picked it up.
Describing her elation when she found it, she explained: "I realised it was a Random Act of Kindness envelope, so I opened it with no major expectations.
"There was £100. It just set me off crying.
"It's really uplifted the whole morale of the house.
"I have no idea whatsoever [who delivered the letter].
"It would be nice to be able to thank them personally."
The story was shared on social media, with one person saying: "What a lovely thing to do. A good start to my morning."
Another wrote: "So glad the people that have received the money are grateful. Rare thing now days. Merry Christmas everyone."