Larry Stewart is gone now. He succumbed to cancer a few years ago. He was once homeless, destitute, when someone helped him and changed his life. That one act of kindness benefited thousands of people over the years; a $20 gift to a homeless man trying to scam a meal.
For this Christmas Eve’s Eve, here is the story of Larry Stewart, the Secret Santa, Kansas City’s own.
“Thirty-five years ago a cold, hungry, and homeless young man walked into the Dixie Diner in Houston, Mississippi. With no money in his pockets he concocted a plan of petty crime to get something to eat and then pretend he had lost his wallet. He had no idea what was in store for him.
A single act of kindness by a man named Ted Horn, the owner of the diner, changed this young man’s life forever.”
The young man never forgot that act of kindness and as a result Secret Santa was born.
Today’s serving of Celtic Woman Christmas video is Cloë Agnew.
Tomorrow is a repost of a Christmas Gathering.