Townspeople Are Stunned By Mysterious Stranger's Actions
Marilyn Caylor 3/21/2018
All mom Emily Wells wanted to do was buy a blanket from the store. But, when she opened it up, her jaw dropped at what she found tucked inside. A lot of our clothing and textiles are imported from overseas, so a factory worker could have squirreled it away in there before the big boss figured out what was going on.
However, it was more likely that the culprit lived closer to home... It turns out that Emily was only the latest in a string of "victims" around town to make such a discovery. She wasn't the only person - and from what it seems, she won't be the last.
For the past few years, a mysterious do-gooder has been gifting the residents of Salem, Oregon with sweet surprises. The local legend drops off his generous donations in kid's piggy banks that line store shelves, slips them through cracked windows of parked cars, and even hides them like Easter eggs in the baskets of baby strollers when mom isn't looking.
Ten-year-old Eva Grace was busking at an Oregon farmer's market when she spied something in her violin case that she had never seen before. In fact, it's probably something that no busker has ever seen left as a tip - a brand new $100 bill, courtesy of a man only known as "Benny."
Capi Lynn, a columnist with the Statesman Journal, christened the do-gooder "Benny," in reference to the image of Benjamin Franklin that's plastered on the front of every $100 bill. However, after others started taking credit for these philanthropy masterpieces, the real donor started signing the bills as "Benny."
A friend of the year-round secret Santa confirmed that all he wants to do is help and inspire others. The cash has certainly helped a homeless couple find a warm bed to sleep in for a few nights, and put food on the table for those who are struggling to make ends meet.
In the video clip below from Inside Edition, a bread maker at an Oregon farmer's market says that she scored not once, not twice, but seven times! She's been the lucky recipient of seven different "Benny bills," which is apparently the town's new form of currency. Hers is only one of many such stories!
To date, the anonymous gift giver has scattered tens of thousands of dollars of his own Benny bills all over the place. Some folks pay it forward and donate the money to worthy causes, while for others, the cash was an answer to their prayers when they were desperately in need.
Wow, can you imagine how exciting it would be to find one of these Benny bucks?