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Community rallies to help save Christmas for Lithonia family

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -

A Lithonia family will have a Christmas to remember thanks to generous donations from FOX 5 viewers.

Thieves slipped into Kanita King's apartment over the weekend and stole presents from underneath the single mothers' Christmas tree.

"I love Christmas and these people destroyed everything I had for Christmas," King said.

After the story aired on FOX 5 Monday night,
viewers stepped up to turn King's tears of heartache to tears of joy.

One anonymous viewer met the family at a Decatur Walmart and gave them gift cards and a new flat-screen TV. Other viewers also gave from the heart.

The family started in the electronics department, replacing a stolen laptop and tablet. Next, they headed to the clothing aisle.

By the time King's daughters were done shopping, the mother was in tears again. She left the store with a big smile and a grateful heart.

"Thanks to the community, thanks to Walmart, thanks to FOX 5. We now have a Christmas again and thank you so much, God bless and have a merry Christmas," King said.

DeKalb County police are continuing to investigate the burglary at King's home.

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