One Utah family has a Good Samaritan to thank for an unexpected blessing they received following a quick trip to the grocery store.
Over the weekend, Anntasia Kay went to the store to pick up some food for her new baby. When she arrived home and began unpacking a package of baby snacks for her 8-month-old daughter, Echo, an envelope fell out.
Kay’s husband, Kaleb Hicks, saw it and picked it up. Initially, he thought it was a coupon. But he soon learned it was an envelope with $30 cash in it, according to KSTU-TV. There was a note with the money:
While in a very tight situation last Christmas some very generous strangers helped us in a similar way! Now we are overjoyed to help you! Merry Christmas and congratulations on this exciting time of life. We have certainly been here and know how challenging and wonderful this time of life can be and hope you feel our love.
The Sunset couple — parents of five children — have been struggling in recent months.
Hicks was recently laid off from his job and Kay, who said she works for the government, isn’t receiving a paycheck because of the partial government shutdown.
“I just barely start this job, and then we get shut down,” she lamented. “It’s just kind of hard, especially when you have five kids.”
Regardless of the situation — or the amount of money — Hicks said he is grateful and just wants the opportunity to thank the Good Samaritan who gave them a few dollars extra cash for Christmas.