‘It doesn’t go unnoticed:’ Mystery gifter thanks Cape Coral man for his Christmas spirit

“Every time I drive past your house during the holiday season, a smile comes across my face,” said Edward Adams as he read from a note someone left him on Thanksgiving Day.

“Just moved to college, and every time I drive home, it makes me so happy.”

The note did not come alone, it was accompanied by a Poinsettia plant on his front doorstep.

“It doesn’t go unnoticed, from your friendly neighbor.”

A note left by an anonymous, thankful neighbor. (WINK News)

Now, he’s trying to figure out who that “friendly neighbor” might be!

“It kind of brings a tear to my eye, to be honest,” said Adams. “To see someone who actually notices and cares.”

Edward Adams has been putting up his Christmas display for several years (WINK News)

Moving to Cape Coral from Kansas City three years ago, he says he hoped to bring some of his Christmas tradition to the neighborhood, with thousands of lights and inflatables.

“I don’t expect anything. I just do this for the kids,” he said.

He’s put up the display at his home on Tropicana Parkway for several years, but he said this is the first time anyone has gone out of their way to thank him for it with a surprise.

After finding the note, he turned to Facebook to find the friendly gifter.

“You don’t see that a lot out of the younger generations,” said Adams.

But it’s that spirit of giving and gratitude he hopes will inspire others to do more.

Adams says he hopes to keep adding a few more lights to his display before Christmas. He plans on leaving them up until around Jan. 1.

Writer:Briana Harvath
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