A Black Friday theft has led to an act of kindness from a stranger, giving true meaning to the phrase "holiday spirit."
Kerry Ann Brown and her friends were the first people to enter a West Palm Beach, Florida, Best Buy electronics store on Black Friday, after camping out since Wednesday, CNN affiliate WPBF reported. She put her merchandise in her car, went to a nearby JC Penney, and when she returned, her car had been broken into and $1,000 worth of merchandise was gone.
Brown told WPBF that among the stolen goods were three computers that she was going to send to relatives in Jamaica.
A small business owner man in New York saw the story on CNN.com and decided to step up.
Alan Howard, who owns Plesser's Appliances in Babylon, New York, said he would replace $1,000 worth of merchanside.
Through WPBF, Howard contacted Brown and told her he wanted to give her a gift certificate.
"I don't have words to comprehend how I'm feeling right now," Brown told Howard in a telephone call Saturday. "I'm awestruck, thank you. I didn't know people were like that in the world."
"There's still some good in the world," Howard said.