‘Secret Santa’ Gives Struggling Single Mom A Brand-New Car

Kacie thought she was just going to work another shift at the hair salon, but everything changed when a 'Secret Santa' showed up with a small box.


With the holidays just around the corner, we somehow start feeling the holiday spirit which brings in us the desire to help those who are less fortunate. Christmas is that time of the year when we hear of stories of kind hearted humans who step in and make someone’s life better.

The East Idaho News’ “Secret Santa” gets to surprise struggling families for five years in a row. Anonymous donor gives them $250,000 and a few new cars to give to those in need.

This year, they got to change the life of two single mothers who try really hard to make ends meet. They both work more than two jobs just to make sure their kids have everything they need, including warm clothes, and food on the table.

Kacie is a mother of a 10-year-old boy whom she loves to the moon and back. She does her best to provide him with the life he deserves. Recently, this mother’s car broke down and it’s been really hard for her to get her son to school. Knowing how her situation was quite difficult, her friend nominated her for this year’s “Secret Santa.”

When the East Idaho News crew entered the hair saloon where Kacie works and handed her a small box, she immediately burst into tears of joy. The keys to her brand new car were in her hands, and she couldn’t be happier. That was life changing for both her and her son.

The other car went to the hands of another single mother of three whom her friends describe her as hardworking and devoted. Knocking on her door and giving her the surprise of her life melted our hearts.

We are thankful for everything East Idaho News does for the most vulnerable members of the community. Because at the end of the day, everyone deserves the best Christmas.

Take a look at the touching reactions of the single moms and make sure you share the video with your loved ones. It may inspire someone to do a good deed this holiday season.