(30 Nov 2012)
Elizabeth, New Jersey
1. Mid of Olivia Bazile, unemployed mother of 4, receiving 100 dollar bill from Secret Santa UPSOUND (English):
Secret Santa: "Make it a little bit better for you and your daughters."
Bazile: "Are you serious?"
Secret Santa: "I'm serious, Merry Christmas, put that away"
Bazile: "No you can't be serious"
Secret Santa: "I'm serious. Give me a hug, I gotta go."
Bazile: "Oh my God.
Secret Santa: "See ya sweetie. See if you can't do a little bit more shopping today okay. Buy something a little bit more that what you would have bought them before alright. And just pass the kindness on down the road alright, okay, I love ya, Merry Christmas."
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Olivia Bazile, Elizabeth, New Jersey Resident:
"I have birthdays back-to-back, Christmas, and it's like, I have no income right now, and oh gosh, I feel like I just got a million dollars, it's only 100 dollars, but God is good all the time."
3. Mid of Elsa Hernandez, who received a 100 dollar bill hugging another woman UPSOUND (English):
Woman: "It's alright, it's alright, God is good baby."
Hernandez: "I know he is"
Woman: "It's alright, it's alright"
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Elsa Hernandez, Elizabeth, New Jersey Resident:
"Because my granddaughter's having surgery tomorrow, I didn't have money to make it over there. They just gave me this."
5. Mid of woman and child holding 100 dollar bill, zoom in to 100 bill
Staten Island, New York
6. Mid of Secret Santa hugging Janice Kennedy after giving her 100 dollar bill. Kennedy lost her home and possessions in Superstorm Sandy UPSOUND (English)
Kennedy: "Thank you, thank you."
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Janice Kennedy, Staten Island Resident:
"We lost our whole house, I had two properties and we lost everything. We were on the beach, so the house is gone, and we're just waiting for insurance to see, you know, where it goes so we're trying to replace some clothes and trying to get our life back in order, it's going to take a while, but we're trying."
8. Mid of Rocco Fredella, with mother Madeline after getting 100 dollar bill from Secret Santa; between Rocco and his mother they lost 4 homes in Superstorm Sandy UPSOUND (English):
Fredella: "Thank you very much, thank you, Rocco's my name, thank you
Secret Santa: "Rocco? Well God bless Rocco, God bless, you know"
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rocco Fredella, Staten Island resident:
"Very nice, very nice. We've all been here volunteering for weeks now, and for someone to give something back to us, you know, it's a surprise."
10. Close up of 100 dollar bill marked with Secret Santa stamp
A man posing as Secret Santa stunned New York and New Jersey residents on Thursday by handing out 100 dollar bills to people affected by Superstorm Sandy.
The wealthy businessman, who didn't want his face to be seen on camera, is giving away 100-thousand dollars over the Christmas period.
Secret Santa started his East Coast visit on Thursday in Elizabeth, New Jersey, handing over the 100 dollar bills marked with a red Secret Santa stamp.
Wearing a a red shirt, white pants and red chapeau with the word "elf" written on the back instead of a Santa suit, Secret Santa received an emotional hug from Olivia Bazile, an unemployed mother of 4.
Bazile was stunned, asking the man if he was serious.
"I'm serious," he said. "Buy something a little bit more that what you would have bought them before alright. And just pass the kindness on down the road alright."
Bazile said the gift made her feel like she'd been given a million dollars.
"I have birthdays back-to-back, Christmas, and it's like, I have no income right now, and oh gosh, I feel like I just got a million dollars, it's only 100 dollars, but God is good all the time," she said.
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