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Stranger Picks up Family's $211 Bill - Christmas Angel at Walmart

By Staff
Dec 27, 2012
Stranger picks up family's $211 bill at Iowa Walmart

The Modin family were shopping at a local Walmart right before Christmas and when their items were tallied at the cash register, the bill totaled $211.

A stranger picked up the family's total bill, stepping in with a credit card when the bill was due and paying the tab.

Ruby Modin was the shopper and says she didn't ask him to do that, the stranger just wanted to perform a random act of kindness during the Christmas season.

A report reveals Modin was with her husband and family shopping at an Iowa Walmart and picking up last minute items needed to prepare a meal and holiday cookies.

They had spotted the stranger in the store and Ruby Modin thought she may have known him back in school, and when her husband went to pay, the man stepped in front and pulled out his own credit card.

"I said, 'What?' He said, 'I'm paying for this.' I said, 'No, you're not.' He said, 'Yes, I am,'" Modlin recounted.

The stranger finally convinced her to let him pay and handed her the receipt, which totaled $211 and wished her a "Merry Christmas."

As he left he said "That's my daughter and wife over there. We just wanted to come out and do something nice for somebody, and we picked you guys."

Ruby has been ill and needs a kidney transplant, so the gesture was appreciated greatly.

"I just want to thank them," she said. "I don't know who they are, but I hope they see this. And from my husband, and granddaughter and me, we just want to thank them."

"They're just sent from heaven," added Ruby's husband Ray. "There's no amount of words that can thank people like that," he told KCCI.

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