Fred Ronque’s best Christmas present came from a total stranger at a random intersection.
As KRON News reports, the father from Antioch, California was driving home a few days before Christmas when he stopped at a light at the intersection of Sommersville Ave. and a highway exit. That’s when he noticed a group of people handing out gifts and a large poster of two young girls.
As Ronque shared on Facebook, the people were giving presents to passing motorists:
A man bearing gifts approached our car, and when my wife opened her window, he gave a big toy box and said: “We are giving gifts in memory of my 2 kids, have a Merry Christmas.”
That’s when he realized who the mystery gift-giver was.
Earlier this year, a 23-year-old man fleeing police in a stolen truck ran a red light at an intersection and crashed into another car. The car’s passengers included two young girls, 4-year-old Lenexy and 2-year-old Camila.
“We Received the Greatest Christmas Gift on the Road Today.”Fred Ronque posted this about a man who was handing out…
The girls were killed in the crash and their father, Jesus Cardoza, was honoring their memory at Christmas by passing out gifts at the same intersection where they died.
Ronque realized that the poster he had seen was of Lenexy and Camila. He wrote:
My wife and I were tearing up. I told my wife we are circling back to take pics and let people know about this amazing act of giving and love by a father who clearly was still grieving for the loss of his precious little children.
The story was widely shared on Facebook and reposted by KTVU’s Frank Somerville. Many commenters wrote about how touched they were by the grieving dad’s method of remembering his daughters.
Ronque wrote that “We received the greatest Christmas gift on the road today.” He concluded with words of comfort for the dad, “We will never forget you Jesus Edith Cardoza and your little angels in heaven, Lenexy and Camila. Thank you for reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas.”