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Secret Santa replaces stolen gifts for St. Charles family

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A man (left) helped Melissa Fister (right) replace presents that were stolen from her and her family. Credit: KMOV A man (left) helped Melissa Fister (right) replace presents that were stolen from her and her family. Credit: KMOV
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A secret Santa made Christmas brighter for a St. Charles family when he replaced gifts that were stolen from them.

Melissa Fister said the storage unit belonging to her and her boyfriend was broken into, something she discovered when she checked it on Christmas Eve. She and her boyfriend stored their three children’s Christmas gifts in the locker. Most of them, including tablets, were stolen.

“I immediately started crying. I already know what's in there. I already knew what was happening,” Fister said.

Fister took her frustrations to social media, warning other parents. She said a number of people offered to help, but she kept telling them she was not looking for a handout. However, one person was persistent.

“I said I really don’t want you to help and I told him no four or five times,” Fister said.

Fister finally agreed to accept his help. She met him at a nearby store where she said he spent hundreds of dollars on her family.

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