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Published December 23, 2010, 03:25 PM

Strangers Help MN Woman Whose Christmas Gifts Stolen

A single mother in southwestern Minnesota will have a merry Christmas after all, even though a thief stole all the gifts from under her tree last week.

By: Associated Press,

RENVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A single mother in southwestern Minnesota will have a merry Christmas after all, even though a thief stole all the gifts from under her tree last week.

Diane Lecy of Renville says strangers have sent her hundreds of cards and presents. She says the gifts exceeded anything she could have provided for her 8-year-old son.

Lecy came home Dec. 14 to a broken window on her front door. A burglar had made off with the lone Christmas gift she could afford for her son, along with gifts for his teachers and bus drivers and a bag of groceries.

She tells KSAX-TV that since then, she has come home to boxes sitting on her front step. She says there may be a few scrooges but a lot of people who care.

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