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Good Samaritans spread Christmas cheer to homeless in Kakaako

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Herrera family of Mililani walked the streets of Kakaako this Christmas, giving toys and McDonald's hamburgers to the homeless families.

They were among a handful of good Samaritans giving back to those who need it most.

"It was my daughter's idea. I guess a few weeks before Christmas, She came up to me and she asked me if she could use the money that would be her Christmas presents to give to the less fortunate," said Val Herrera.

Jade Herrera, a fifth-grader at Kipapa Elementary School, said giving back makes her feel happy.

"I'm thinking that they're just like us but they don't have a home so why can't they celebrate Christmas too," said Jade Herrera.

The Herreras weren't the only good Samaritans in Kakaako.

Abby Baron and several friends handed out food and everyday necessities such as tooth brushes and pamper wipes.

"I'm grateful that we can actually do this and we have some money to give back to these people because I know they are very appreciative of what we're doing for them," she said.

Natasha Wedige says baked cookies and gave them to people in the park to teach her children the importance of giving back.

"We want to give back to ... teach our kids the spirit of giving for Christmas, the little bit that we can give out," she said.

Several homeless people who enjoyed the gifts declined to be interviewed but told the gift givers they were very grateful.

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