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Man needing hearing aids refuses gift from a Secret Santa until he realizes it isn’t a scam

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The EastIdahoNews.com team is busy this holiday season helping a local man gift $1 million to deserving people in eastern Idaho. Secret Santa is a real person who wants to remain anonymous and hopes to bless as many individuals in our community as he can.

Gale is in his 70s, retired and on a fixed income. He loves to keep a well-manicured lawn and frequently helps people in his neighborhood with their lawn should they become unable to do it themselves. He is from the old adage of “use it up, wear it out or go without!”

Gale is also very handy with repairs and will help others fix equipment or machinery. It’s the same in the wintertime as he goes well beyond his immediate neighbors to help keep sidewalks open and walkable.

When he’s had a garden, he is very generous with his harvest and bottled vegetables. He makes great pies, stew and bread…and he sews! He keeps to himself quite a bit but he is always kind, respectful, and helpful.

Gale is hard of hearing and could use a new set of hearing aids. He was given an older set of hearing aids and has attempted to use them the best he can but they are old and outdated. He’s on a fixed retirement income and new hearing aids are just way beyond his budget.

Secret Santa wanted to help Gale hear this Christmas so he asked the East Idaho News elves to pay him a visit. Check out the video above!

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