Crowds in the know have been drawn to Macy’s to see the “special Santa,” an African-American Santa Claus tucked away in Santaland at the Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square.
This Secret Santa arrived all the way from Portland, Maine, making a special trip to New Jersey – a state hard hit by Superstorm Sandy.
The volunteers said there are the typical Christmas requests for items like iPods and Playstations and ponies, but the letters this year are a bit more heart-wrenching than usual.
The Kansas City businessman said money is not the issue. It’s about random acts of kindness.
As the Christmas holidays approached, HBO executive assistant Molana Kasanova wanted to do something other than the traditional Secret Santa office exchange.