Jesus Cardoza

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…

Posted by Frank Somerville KTVU on Sunday, December 23, 2018

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.”

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5 Replies to “Grieving Dad Honors Daughters Killed in Crash by Returning to That Intersection with Gifts for Others”

  • Donna 2 years ago

    Clearly another reason why they should outlaw police chases. No one’s life is with putting in jeopardy for the sake of an arrest. If the car wasn’t on the run from police there is a good chance that the girls would be alive. I feel so bad for the girls Father but he is not letting his daughters deaths be in vain God Bless him.

    • Anonymous 2 years ago

      There have been a lot of police chases that have caught bad people like serial killers who if not caught would have continued kidnapping, raping, torturing and murdering. Normally police call off the chase when things become too dangerous to civilians in the surrounding areas.
      What a heartfelt kind gesture that this father did this. May our Father in Heaven put his protective, comforting arms around you and your family always.

  • Jim 2 years ago

    God bless you, Mr Cardoza. There are no other words.

  • A 2 years ago

    So sad ? chasing after the criminal took the lives of these two babies
    For What …….to put him where he would end up anyway
    Bless your heart sir and many prayers

  • LiLi 2 years ago

    You and your wife are ANGELS!!! I’m crying just reading this story. God bless you and your wife and your 2 beautiful babies. ??????

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