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Candy Cane Accident Almost Cancels Christmas

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candycanesA four foot candy cane tried to spoil the holidays for one Centennial, Colorado family, when the decoration fell on their car, knocking it out of commission just in time for the holidays.

Totaling their only car, the accident had Phil and Jessica Goodrich staring at the specter of unpaid rent — let alone Christmas gifts for their children. Since Mr. Goodrich works as a personal trainer, his income relies on his ability to meet his clients in their homes, which means he needs a working car.

Fox 59 initially reported on this Centennial strip mall accident:

The good news is that the newscast above caused an outpouring of kindness from the community, as well as Colorado Lighting, the company that hung the Candy Cane. KWGN Denver‘s Kim Posey reports:

He was worried about making rent and paying for Christmas presents. But after Fox aired the story, several generous people came forward.

A man who doesn’t want to be identified offered to let the couple borrow his extra vehicle. Phil picked it up Thursday afternoon. Plus, Colorado Lighting dropped off presents for the couple’s two little boys. The family is full of holiday cheer once again!

There is no word on the promised check from Colorado Lighting at this point. Let’s hope for the Goodrich family that this all gets settled early in the new year!

Image by aechempati, used under its Creative Commons license


One Response to “Candy Cane Accident Almost Cancels Christmas”


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