It’s about time for some feel good news, right? A secret Santa in Webster City, Iowa, made the generous offer to pay for everyone in town to see the Mister Rogers biopic, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
The movie, starring Tom Hanks, will reportedly start playing at the local theater December 20, and anyone in town can watch it for free during its eight showings, thanks to this anonymous donor.
Webster Theater manager Ann McGlaughlin said the theater, which often struggles to remain open, is bracing for a packed crowd.
‘This has become the talk of the town. Everywhere I go, people are like, ‘Is it true? Is somebody really going to pay for everybody to come to the movie?’
The donor told the local news station that s/he believes anonymity is an important part of generosity. “Think the definition of charity is to give without the expectation of any return,” the donor said.
Those are some wise words. It’s easy to give when you know people will hear about it, but to do good truly for the sake of making others happy? That’s the good sh*t right there.