Family Looking for Stranger Who Helped Boy Buy Christmas Gift for Mom

Family searching for stranger who helped boy buy Christmas gift for mother

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Gabe Wattley wanted to show his mother he knows how much she loves, appreciates and takes care of him, WXIN reported

He wanted to buy her a new winter jacket for Christmas to replace one that is two years old and falling apart. 

However, Gabe, 11, only had $20 to spend. The jacket he found at Target was $80.

A stranger in line chipped in the needed money, unbeknownst to LaDonna Wattley.

“(Gabe’s) like, ‘Cover your eyes Mom, cover your eyes,’” Wattley told WXIN. “I didn’t know what was going on. I just did what I was told.”

She was surprised when she opened the gift for Christmas and now would like to thank the stranger.


“Gabe renewed my spirit in people and that woman my renewed my spirit in the good in people," Wattley told WXIN.

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