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Kid in black buys meals for strangers (Merry Christmas)
ajc.com ^ | 12-24-13 | By Mark Davis

Posted on 12/25/2013 5:19:34 AM PST by rawhide

No one noticed the kid at first, and why would they? On the morning before Christmas, folks grabbing breakfast in the cafeteria at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite surely had other things on their minds.

Then, a patron stepped to the register to pay for a meal. The black-clad kid some said he looked like a ninja, but others said, no, he was dressed for church — slipped from behind a counter. His hand was full of cash; his face, full of smile.

“Merry Christmas!” he said. “It’s on me!”

The startled diner didn’t know what to say, but finally managed a thanks. The kid slipped behind the counter again. Moments later,someone else readied to pay for breakfast. The kid was a lightning bolt,striking fast.

“Merry Christmas! It’s on me!”

And so it went. When the kid ran out of cash, his dad ponied up additional money;others dug into their pockets, or hit the ATM, then gave their money to the kid.By 12:30,the kid had spent about $500,fed maybe 100 people.

Then he was gone,a walking reminder that not all gifts come colorfully wrapped.

The kid in black is Jerry Sanders Jr., 8,of Kennesaw,a third grader at Blackwell Elementary in Cobb County. Jerry apparently likes to stay busy.Earlier this week, he visited a retirement home in Smyrna and gave residents plants to brighten their rooms.

Jerry Jr. wasn’t available for an interview Tuesday afternoon. He had a role in his church’s Christmas play that evening — he was a shepherd, watching over his flock by night —and didn’t have time to talk.

But Jerry had already made his point: The best gifts are those you give. Two thousand years ago, three men bearing gifts shared that message.

On Christmas Eve in Atlanta, so did the kid in black

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: christmas; food

1 posted on 12/25/2013 5:19:34 AM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

May God bless him and his parents for such a nice gesture during these trying times.


2 posted on 12/25/2013 5:24:38 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: rawhide
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
by the picture; he's dressed in black clothes,
not a ninja..no (split-toed) tabi. *grin*

3 posted on 12/25/2013 5:29:32 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: rawhide

Masonic Charity:

http://www.choa.org/About-Childrens/~/media/CHOA/Documents/About-Childrens/Our-History-Scottish-Rite.pdf


4 posted on 12/25/2013 5:46:36 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: ZULU

Don’t you know that we Masons are up to no good. I see it on F.R. occasionally, especially on the religion forum (Where we are accused of being a religion too).

Graybeard58 - 35 year Mason.


5 posted on 12/25/2013 6:27:20 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Graybeard58

I know what you mean.... Try being a Mormon on this blog...


6 posted on 12/25/2013 6:34:35 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Graybeard58
The story could have spoken for itself.

Many mason's i’ve known over the years seem to have this, “see what i’ve done” or “behold all the great things the masons have done”.

Not railing on y'all, but it's a curious thing.

7 posted on 12/25/2013 6:36:07 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: rawhide

Bump


8 posted on 12/25/2013 6:41:52 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Graybeard58

I’m a Master Mason also - not as many years as you though, brother!


9 posted on 12/25/2013 6:50:54 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: rawhide

This is a child who has been raised properly. His parents should be proud of the job they have done. A generous heart is a wonderful thing to nurture.


10 posted on 12/25/2013 6:58:37 AM PST by McGavin999
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