Woman hands out $100 at bus stops, says 'Happy Spring' in explanation

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EDMONTON - It's not the kind of green usually associated with spring, but it'll do.
A group of people were waiting Monday morning at a downtown Edmonton bus stop when a long, black limousine with tinted windows pulled up alongside them.
Out stepped a man, dressed in suit and tie, followed by a woman - dark-haired, middle-aged, dressed casually in a cardigan.
The woman approached one of those waiting for the bus as if to shake her hand, and then slipped a folded $100 bill into the recipient's palm.
"I was stunned," said Kim, who declined to provide her last name. "It was very unusual."
When Kim asked what the money was for, the woman simply replied: "Happy spring."
Two other women and some students at the bus stop were also given money and seemed quite excited about their unexpected gift, Kim said.
"Maybe she's being a Good Samaritan. Maybe she wants to pay it forward," she added.
Jim Johnson was waiting at a nearby bus stop just before noon when he saw the woman jump out of her limo and hand out money.
"Those people seemed shocked. I would be, too," said Johnson, who didn't receive any cash himself.
Johnson said he didn't recognize her, adding the man she was with appeared to be her bodyguard.
"I want to know where she's going next," Johnson laughed.

Geographic location: EDMONTON

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  • Kass
    January 18, 2010 - 10:15

    I love this Happy story , You are so right Gerald if those who have more than they can ever spend just give a little bit to Others what a World we would live . To who ever that Lady was God Bless You . :)

  • Gerald
    January 18, 2010 - 09:53

    What a wonderful story! I often wonder why people with more money than they could ever spend in their lifetime can't make sure their own families are secured and then talk to people like the Salvation Army to find names of people like single-parent families who desperately need a little help.... sometimes people just need a little boost to get them through a very difficult period in their lives. This happened to me years ago from friends and it was just enough to get me up and going and an act of kindness I will never forget.