Secret Santa Inspires Addict’s Clean Up

Secret Santa Inspires Addict’s Clean Up

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Secret Santa with heroin addict - CBS News video snippetRemember the businessman dressed in red who traveled to Reading, Pa. to give out hundred dollar bills to strangers? One of the people that Secret Santa gave money to is 30-year-old Thomas Coates.

Coates is a deadbeat by most accounts, including his own. Addicted to heroin, he recently hocked his own son’s toys for drug money – that’s how bad it is.

But when the Secret Santa called him a good man, pushing hundreds of dollars into his hand even when he said he didn’t deserve it, a prayer was answered…

(WATCH the video from Steve Hartman and read it at CBS News)