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Mystery woman hands out $100 bills at coffee shop

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A mystery woman drove around Edmonton handing out $100 bills Tuesday in coffee shops.

“She left us with our mouths hanging open,” said Karen Wentland, who watched her friend get one of the bills at Tim Hortons at South Edmonton Common.

Other callers to Global News and a radio station reporting seeing people get the bills in a Tim Hortons in Terwilligar, on Whyte Avenue and in South Edmonton Common.

For Wentland, a stay-at-home mom, and her friend Lorraine Weslosky, a substitute teacher’s aide, the surprise happened at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

The two were sitting with their backs to the window and didn’t notice the woman until she was standing beside them, but a man nearby saw a black limousine stop outside the door and watched the woman beeline to Weslosky.

She reached down to shake Weslosky’s hand, then said, “I just want to wish you a happy spring,” and handed her the crisp $100 bill.

“I just sat there with my hands open. I didn’t know what to think,” Weslosky said.

The woman had long, black hair, wore dark sunglasses and a bright pink shirt or blazer. She looked about 50, said Wentland. A man standing beside the mystery woman motioned for them to leave, and they walked through the restaurant, out a second door and got into the waiting limousine.

Weslosky watched them drive away.

She has no idea why she was chosen, or why the woman was handing out money. “Just a lady with a kind heart who wants to make people happy,” she said.

She doesn’t know what she’ll buy with the money either, she said. “Something to remember her by.”

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  1. […] Original post by allpositivenews […]

  2. With-out checking out the Edmonton Journal link, I wonder what coffee shops she hit. Not for the sake of lamenting “Oh I wish dearly that I would have been there” but rather see if there was a little bit of an increase in business for the shops, should have happened upon any locally owned ones.


    04/29/2009 at 3:11 pm

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