Good Samaritans replace family's stolen Christmas gifts - WKRN News 2

Good Samaritans replace family's stolen Christmas gifts

Posted: Updated: Dec 26, 2011 4:03 PM
Thieves stole the Smith family's Christmas presents late last week. Thieves stole the Smith family's Christmas presents late last week.
MT. JULIET, Tenn. -

A Mt. Juliet couple who had all of their presents stolen days before Christmas are overwhelmed with the kindness of strangers who helped replace the stolen gifts.

On Thursday, thieves broke into Bo and Donna Smith's home on Tumbleweed Trail in Mt. Juliet.

"They kicked this door in with my dead bolt and it tore the frame plum off," Bo Smith previously told Nashville's News 2.

The crooks got away with a TV, jewelry, guns and around 20 Christmas presents, most of which were for the couple's three-year-old granddaughter, Brooke.

The Smith's told Nashville's News 2 after the break-in at their home, around 50 Mid-State residents offered to replace the stolen gifts to ensure their family had a Merry Christmas.

"We would come home and there would be packages on the deck and on the front porch or we'd be here and they would knock on the door and hand us bags of stuff," Donna Smith said.

Bo Smith added, "I was at a loss for words. There are just so many good people out there."

The Smith's said they are extremely grateful to all who gave to their family over the holiday season.

"It's a Christmas I'll never forget, but it's one she will always remember," Bo Smith said.

The family said they plan to pay it forward and help another family in need next Christmas.

Police are continuing to search for the thieves that broke into the Smith's home, as well as two homes across the street.

Anyone with information about the break-ins should contact the Wilson County Sheriff's Department at 615-444-1412.

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