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Secret Santa gives $10,000 to man who’s worked at the airport for 36 years

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Secret Santa is back and this Christmas is bigger than ever!

The team is busy helping a local man gift more than $500,000 this holiday season. A lot more. Secret Santa is a real person who wants to remain anonymous and hopes to help as many people as he can.

We will be surprising deserving people and families every day from now until Christmas with gifts unique to their circumstances.

David is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. He has worked at the Idaho Falls Airport for 36 years and loves flying, airplanes and anything about aviation. He goes out of his way to make people happy. He would do anything for anyone even though he doesn’t have very much. He was nominated this year to go to a big banquet for all Skywest Airlines employees but due to COVID-19, it was canceled. He was so bummed.

David lives by himself and just went through quadruple heart bypass surgery. He had to take many weeks off of work but has returned with his positive attitude.

Secret Santa asked the East Idaho News elves to visit David at the airport and give him an early Christmas gift. Watch the video above to see the surprise!

If Secret Santa has inspired you to do something anonymous for someone else this holiday season, we want to hear about it! Email and tell us about your Secret Santa project.

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