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Yes, There Really Is A Santa Clause–Many Of Them!

Each year there are random acts of kindness that pop into the headlines during the Christmas season. This one is from Facebook, but we know Winn Mickey at the Overland Station Post Office on Federal Way and it is a true story.

From Winn’s Facebook entry…



“So I walked into a Jackson’s food mart and made myself a coffee. There were a few others in the convenient store as well. I went the counter to pay when the clerk told me the guy ahead of me paid for my coffee. I quickly looked to see who it was but I didn’t recognize the person as he left the store.

Yesterday one of my customers came to my counter at the Post Office and bought stamps. He left before I noticed he forgot to put postage on his flat rate box. He never did return so at the end of the day I went to the APC (automated postal counter) and mailed his box for him using my debit card. Karma! Happy holiday folks.”

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  1. Grumpy ole guy
    Dec 20, 2013, 1:05 am

    It isn’t just at this season – I notice that people whom I suppose to be strangers extend courtesies small and large to others many times. I think it is just a part of many people’s routine way of life. When it involves money, it is more noticeable, perhaps, but, it is present and appreciated every day.

  2. Nan e mouse
    Dec 20, 2013, 8:30 am


    I wish my counter guy at my post office was as nice as this guy.

  3. Secret Santa
    Dec 20, 2013, 12:15 pm

    I work at BSU and it was my department’s pleasure to adopt for Christmas a student who they and their family were in need. I was touched by both the student’s description of their Christmas needs and the amazing response from my department. The student requested nothing for himself, but asked for his family some food, diapers, toilet paper, laundry soap and any used clothing we could spare. We were all touched by the student’s humility and putting his family first, and our department really stepped up and made their Christmas and being able to help that family I am sure made our Christmas!

  4. What a great story! Random acts of Santa.

  5. Christmas for some Idaho Veterans & their families may not be so cheery, but with your help..I would like to make it a Christmas to remember for some in the Treasure Valley. The Brandon Titus Memorial Fund I set up in memory of my son, Brandon, to help other military/veteran families has been working to find families in dire need of a helping hand this season, most of the local news media are doing their own thing, so we’ve not been able to really get the word out! So far we have helped 2 families and several veterans at the Boise Rescue Mission, but we need the community’s help; if anyone knows of a family that could really, really use some help + hopefully make some children smile on Christmas day, Please contact me asap! Contact info is on our website, go to the section: Christmas Announcement. For this combat Veteran & a Gold Star father, its a promise made to my son, Brandon that I’ve kept for 9 years. If you don’t know who Brandon was, please go to our website. We are a State & Federal registered non-profit association
    Thank You!!

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