publication date: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 (part of Winter 2019)

category: Humanitarianism

clue: Christmas will be a little extra special for a UK girl for the next 14 years thanks to this late neighbor.

explanation: Watson attracted attention in December 2018 for leaving behind fourteen years' worth of wrapped Christmas gifts for his two-year-old neighbor after passing away. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


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