“Secret Santa” surprises Huntsville woman, friend with Christmas cash

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Maybe they were just in the right place at the right time, but a man surprised two young mothers in the parking lot of a local clinic on Tuesday with some cash.

"I was actually just standing in the parking lot. I had this little guy with me; John was at school," Jamie Clark said while sitting beside her children on a couch in their Huntsville home. "But, somebody saw me talking to my friend in the parking lot, and she has a young one about the same age as mine."

Tuesday was a relatively normal day for Clark but it took a surprising turn.

"He was in a big truck, and he just drove up in the parking lot and got out with two $100 bills," Clark explained. "He just said, 'this isn't my money but someone has told me to give it to two young women with children.'"

Clark said just as fast as he handed them both a bill, the anonymous giver was gone... before she could even thank him.

"I don't know his name," Clark said. "I don't know anything."

Clark has not decided where the money should go, but she knows the surprise left a lasting impression on her children.

"It tells you that there are lots of kind people out there still, and it's good to be generous this time of year," Clark said. "It's Christmas! I just hope that maybe he will see us and know how thankful we really are."