A cloud of mystery has surrounded an East Idaho Secret Santa who has been giving gifts to people in the community for the past six years.
This year, the anonymous donor is giving away more than $500,000 to families in the area, Inside Edition reported.
One teacher received a car while a blind man got thousands of dollars in gift cards. Nate Eaton, the news director of East Idaho News, has covered the Secret Santa for years and is one of the few who knows his identity.
He has “had the responsibility” of keeping the donor’s identity a secret for more than six years and “has taken on the role as being the face of Secret Santa by going out into the community to hand out the gifts,” according to Inside Edition.
Despite the speculation about Eaton being the Secret Santa, Eaton says he is “not the Secret Santa.”