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Texas Sized Christmas Gift

posted Dec 20, 2018, 7:44 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Kaliyah Lunsford

   Christmas is Pierce Caldwell’s favorite holiday. He loves spreading cheer, even to people that he barely knows, which is what he’s done this year with his Texas sized Christmas gift.

   The stranger’s name is Bill. Caldwell doesn’t know Bill, but he sees his face around town a few times a week because Bill sells newspapers for a few dollars. Caldwell and his wife, Amy Mueller, admit that they never read the newspapers. They also said “but he's always working hard, he's a really nice guy. Always with a smile on his face."

   Pierce and his wife said they see Bill several times each week. The pair decided to give him a little something extra for a memorable holiday. Mueller created a “gofundme” page and her initial goal was to raise $100. Through social media, a total of 80 people came together and raised $1,500 for Bill.

   Caldwell and his wife hope that this act of kindness will remind people what Christmas is really about. They also want others to read this story and be inspired to give back even if they don’t know the person. Caldwell told about his past Christmas experiences. When he was younger, Santa didn’t come to his house as much, their family wasn’t as fortunate as others. Because of this, he now loves giving back.

   This isn’t the only act of kindness they’ll be doing this holiday. Caldwell is also collecting shoes and toys for children that he will be distributing at his old apartment complex. He says he is doing this because he remembers what it feels like to not have anything for Christmas and he doesn’t want the children to feel this way.

Uploaded: 12/20/18

Edited By: JR

Source: https://www.kens5.com/article/news/local/a-texas-sized-christmas-gift-family-pays-homeless-man-1500-for-newspaper/273-623897842