A Secret Santa put a smile on the face of a shopper at the St. Vincent DePaul thrift store after handing her a $100 bill, Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 in St. Louis. The Secret Santa from Kansas city and a St. Louis based protege searched the area for people who look like they could use a hand.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
The secret Santa was a protege of Kansas City's undercover gift giver, Larry Stewart, who died of cancer nearly two years ago. Stewart roamed city streets each December doling out $100 bills to anyone who looked like they might need a lift.
Before his death in January 2007, Stewart told a friend how much he would miss his 26 years of anonymous streetside giving, during which he gave away about $1.3 million. Stewart, from the city suburb of Lee's Summit, made millions in cable television and long-distance telephone service.
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