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Salvation Army Kettle Bell Ringer Outside Quincy's Roche Bros. Has Flair

QUINCY (CBS) -- Standing by her red kettle, bell in hand, Suzanne Reynard is on a mission: to spread joy by singing.

It may be a flurry of activity outside of Roche Bros. in Quincy but people are smiling, and we think it has a lot to do with Suzanne.

Suzanne has been a Salvation Army bell ringer for many years, but a few years ago, a man offered to donate $5 if she sang.  So she did. She realized it makes people happy.

"One woman stopped and put a $50 bill in the kettle," she said.

As for that guilt we all feel when we don't have a dollar to spare for every kettle we pass? Suzanne says don't worry about it. A kind word and a smile are more than enough.

"It's about the joy of the season," she said.

"I've got a woman who stops and sings with me a few times a week because she can't afford anything," she said.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Karen Twomey reports


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