Milwaukee — For passengers getting on the bus in Milwaukee recently, it felt like boarding a bus to crazy town.
“I said what? This is a dream or something,” one passenger said.
But it wasn’t a dream. The drivers were real elves working for the real Secret Santa. Secret Santa is an anonymous, wealthy businessman who every year travels the country giving out $100, $200, sometimes $300 to random strangers. He usually finds his targets in thrift stores.
But this year, Secret Santa recruited some elves from the Milwaukee County Transit System to do at least some of his giving. He chose the Milwaukee drivers because they’re always doing kind deeds, whether it’s stopping the bus to fetch a pair of lost children’s shoes, helping a turtle cross the street or rescuing a child out wandering alone.
There is a real culture of kindness, which Secret Santa said makes them the perfect accomplice.