Why Is This Mysterious Man Giving $100 Bills to Strangers?

Christmas came a little early – in the form of $100 bills - for some who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy.

An anonymous man calling himself “Secret Santa” is donating holiday cash to unsuspecting strangers across the Northeast.

"The money is not the point at all," he told the Huffington Post. “I'm just setting an example, and if 10 percent of the people who see me emulate what I'm doing, anybody can be a Secret Santa."

The covert Kris Kringle’s holiday cheer targets random strangers at food pantries, social service centers, and Salvation Army stores. One recipient was a 72-year-old retiree living in a damaged home. One woman had lost all her belongings in the storm. Another is struggling to finance her granddaughter’s surgery.

Thanks to this no-name Noel, they have a little something to celebrate just in time for the holiday season. And his bucks don’t stop there: the man says he plans to give $100,000 total to cities across the country. In other words, Secret Santa is coming to town.

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