When a real-life Grinch stole every single Christmas decoration from the the Aguiar’s front yard, their hearts broke. Thankfully the family’s faith in humanity was soon restored by some very sweet
Whoville Canadian ‘Whos.’
It all started when Nelson Aguiar, who’s suffering from stage 4 colon cancer, put up his Christmas decorations in early November because it was warmer. Sadly, soon after, all of his hard work was ripped away by an unknown thief. Aguiar and his wife Krista, who live in Cambridge, ON, were shocked. When the Aguiars six and eight-year-old sons asked why someone would do such a thing, they were at a loss for words and drew inspiration from the How the Grinch stole Christmas story.
“So I just referred to the Grinch story in child’s language and they sort of understood and said, ‘they’ll bring it back then!'” Krista Aguiars said to CTV News.
It turns out the kids were on to something because when word got out about the theft, a couple of strangers with the hearts of Whovians sprung into action. Six volunteers, led by Mike Walsh, a stranger who heard about the family’s story on the news, showed up to the house to surprise the family with brand new decorations. They didn’t leave until all of them were installed and hung up.
“This is what Christmas is about for the kids,” Walsh said. “We’re doing whatever we can and as much as we can to make their Christmas just a little better and take the pressure off ’em. And not worry about what he’s [Nelson] going through.”
The Aguiars now are speechless for all the right reasons and honestly can’t believe strangers would do this for them.
“This is just amazing. I don’t have words to say,” Krista Aguiars said. “It doesn’t take away the cancer, but we try to push it aside and enjoy our lives as normally as possible.”