This woman saves Christmas for a family she doesn't know by NOT calling the police on a shoplifter.

The story appears to be out of Indiana. This lady, Melanie, was working at a retail store when she noticed a man shoplifting. His pockets were bulging! She follows him outside to get a picture of his vehicle, when she finds out that the was only stealing so that his kids would have presents for Christmas.

She doesn't call the police, encourages the man to go inside and return the items. Then, she goes one step further: she buys the items the man was stealing so that his kids would have Christmas presents, and NOT have their father go to jail for Christmas..

In addition to purchasing the items, she sends him off with a gift card for food from a grocery store.

A very touching video.

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