WAYNESVILLE, N.C. -- It's a random act of kindness that has everyone in the town of Waynesville, NC talking. Someone picked up the tab for every single piece of postage being sent to members of the armed forces serving oversees. Its four days before Christmas. You expect the post office parking lot to be full, the doors to be swinging, and the lines to be long. But no one could have expected this: free postage for every package being sent to American military serving overseas. Post Office clerk Chip Hendricks said, "Some of them have this look on their face like, are you sure? Are you sure I'm not going to have to pay for this today? But postal workers say they're not the ones behind this random act of kindness, it's one of their customers. Post Office clerk Kelley Mitcham said, "Just came in one day with some money and said here, spread this out and pay for any package that comes in for any military family." Families, like the Curtins -- whose son is stationed in Iraq. Families, who are now searching for a way to say thank you, to a stranger they'll never know. Terry Curtin said, "I almost had tears in my eyes, because I just could not believe -- I'm a disable vet myself -- that anyone could be so kind, so generous, so caring, so loving, to do this for our troops." Postal workers are the only ones who know the stranger's true identity -- and their lips are sealed. Doesn't want anyone to know, he doesn't wants any parades or pats on the back. Its just unbelievable, the generosity he showed to the families. It's a generosity that hits home for Kelley, whose son is also serving in Iraq. Kelley said, "It just means a lot that the people in the community care enough about the guys over there serving." The heroes can't be home for Christmas, but thanks to a stranger's generosity, they have Christmas coming to them.
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