Family in Duson surprised with an act of kindness after being seen on KATC

Posted at 8:46 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 22:18:21-04

LAFAYETTE — On Friday, the Legers told our Eman Boyd, they lost hundreds of dollars worth of food when their deep freezer suddenly quit working two weeks ago. That night, Vivian Landry was watching, and saw their story.

"At that point I was trying to catch whatever information I could," Landry said.

Toby Leger says he has been looking for a new one, but was having trouble finding one. As fate would have it, Landry was looking at a freezer on Facebook to buy for herself, but changed her mind.

"Here I'm looking at freezers, and their freezer went out. It was a sign from God to me, that it was put in my path for me to help them," Landry said.

Landry bought the freezer, and then found the Legers through Facebook. They arranged to meet Sunday morning. The Legers didn't believe her until the saw the freezer for themselves.

"I'm always the one offering help, and I told my dad, and he says, the Lord works in mysterious ways. After years of helping people it'll come back when you need it the most but when you least expect it. Well even right now I wasn't expecting it," Toby Leger said.

Landry not only got the family a new freezer, but also several packages of meat.

"You need to have a purpose for it, so it's a start," Landry said.

"There's more decent people in the world than bad, especially like this when people need help," Leger said.

Landry says she planning to do more to help the Legers.

"I always kept in the back of my mind, how many times we were helped, and I wanted a day to come when I could help somebody else. And it came," Landry added.

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