WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- What was shaping up as a gloomy Christmas for a Wichita family has turned a bit brighter thanks to generous strangers.
KSNW-TV reports burglars took $5,000 worth of Christmas gifts and other items Friday from the home of Erica Reyes, her husband and their three young sons. The burglars tipped over the Christmas tree and stole video games, a flat-screen TV, and even food from the freezer.
Jeff Travers and his family heard of the crime and gave the Reyes family a $1,000 Target gift card. The boys hugged Jeff Travers at the store as they on a mini-shopping spree.
Travers says his family just wanted to help the young Reyes family after seeing the chaos the burglars left behind. And Erica Reyes the gesture left her feeling blessed.