A Secret Santa surprise for a man working at local burger restaurantPublished at | Updated at
A Secret Santa has asked EastIdahoNews.com to help him give away $200,000 to deserving people and families living in east Idaho. From now until Christmas, Santa’s “elves” will be delivering surprises to many in our community. Some of the deliveries will be recorded – many will not. If you’d like to nominate someone for a Secret Santa surprise, click here.
Leo Wallace unexpectedly lost his wife last November at age 57 and then, just months later, lost his younger brother from cancer at the young age of 46.
Leo has Parkinson’s disease yet goes to work everyday at Rupe’s Burgers and hardly ever complains. His friends say he has done so many acts of kindness that remain anonymous.
One example is when he found out a student was being denied an attendance award at school because she was home watching her baby brother one day who became sick. Leo took her to the store that day and bought her the bike she should have won if she hadn’t have missed that one day of school.
Leo took another lady’s husband suffering from Alzheimer’s for a couple of hours one day so she could have a break. He was going to do it again but sadly the man passed away about 2 weeks later.
Secret Santa wanted to give Leo a Christmas to remember so he sent the EastIdahoNews.com team over with a gift.