Family who had lights stolen gets Christmas gift

Posted at 6:02 PM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 18:02:47-05

With an act of kindness, things are turning around for Alley Kostamo. She has lost a lot in this past year, including a family member.

The single mom from Westland was hoping to make Christmas special for her three-year-old daughter Aliyah.
Then Sunday, someone stole her Christmas lights.

“Just completely devastated that somebody could do that around the holiday or any holiday for that matter,” said Alley. “Just knowing there is a kid here. That’s devastating.”

Then Alley, who could not afford to pay for new lights, got a miracle. A viewer was watching 7 Action News at 5 pm on Monday and saw Alley’s story.

Tuesday morning, Lynn Stinson came bearing gifts and brought the family more lights.

Alley broke into tears of gratitude when Lynn explained her son, who is an EMT in Detroit, as well as her husband would be installing a new security light system.

Lynn, a complete stranger to Alley until Tuesday, was determined to make the family’s Christmas bigger and better.

“You know what,” said Lynn. “We all hear about random acts of violence. We are all so tired of that. We are all asked in some small way to do random acts of kindness to counteract that. This is just a little something. I wanted that little girl to know there are still good people out here.

Aliyah is now excited to decorate their home with her new lights.