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Good Samaritan fixes vandalized Santa mailbox for Erie couple

Posted at 5:48 PM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 20:12:19-05

ERIE, Colo. — Much like the work at Santa's workshop, an Erie driveway was home to some last-minute Christmas building, but this delivery is something special.

Over the weekend, the mailbox the Siclair family put out in the neighborhood for kids to write letters to Santa was destroyed.

"That hurt my wife. She was pretty upset by it," Brett Siclair said. "I just feel bad for her because she was enjoying writing the letters back to all the kids."

The Siclairs thought their holiday treat for the area kids was over.

"I saw the story on the news. I had some things laying out my yard, and I just thought this could go together," Darryl Jockers said.

But Jockers, a complete stranger, came bearing a gift in his sleigh.

"We kind of took it all back and put the back of the car and figured we'd probably get back next year, but this great gentleman decided to help us out, so it's awesome," Siclair said.

"People from Colorado are nice. This is good to teach people from out of state that are coming here that this is the way people are here," Jockers added.

And with work faster than elves, the North Pole post box had a new post.

It was a Christmas miracle and a chance for last-minute letters to Santa. Thanks to a special gift from a stranger bringing purpose to the season of giving.