Thanks to some local residents who are embracing the true spirit of the holidays, a young Salem boy who would have otherwise been cheated out of gifts this year will wake up to a miracle on Christmas morning.
As we reported last week, a holiday Grinch struck twice in Salem Thursday - first police learned that a four-foot Christmas tree went missing on Pleasant Street and then they were notified that a box of Globe Santa presents left in the common area of a Ward Street apartment building had been stolen.
The gifts that mysteriously went missing from the box, a local woman told the Boston Globe, were Christmas presents for her four-year-old son.
Well, it wasn't long after Boston TV station WHDH aired a report about the theft that members of the Salem Police Department began receiving calls from area residents looking to help, the Globe reported.
As of this morning, local police officers had reportedly gathered more than a dozen bags of Christmas gifts for the family and were planning on delivering the rest of the presents sometime today.