Chelsea offers unexpected gift to a Henrico mom, who then said something amazing

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HENRICO, Va. – When a Henrico teacher told us about a social worker recently laid off from her job, whose family was having a hard time during the holidays, Chelsea Rarrick knew she wanted to help as part of the CBS 6 Month of Giving.

All month long, the CBS 6 news team will be in the community, helping people through random acts of kindness. We hope those who are helped will then be inspired to pay it forward. If you've been inspired to pay it forward, click here to share your story.

Chelsea approached Yvette’s house and knocked on the door.

“So we wanted to give you this Visa gift card to make sure you and your family have a very special Christmas,” Chelsea said.

“So we wanted to give you this Visa gift card to make sure you and your family have a very special Christmas,” Chelsea said.

“A teacher wrote to us and told us about the hard time you’ve been having,” Chelsea said, as Yvette opened the door.

“So we wanted to give you this Visa gift card to make sure you and your family have a very special Christmas,” Chelsea said.

“Oh my gosh,” Yvette said as she accepted the card.

“Thank you, is all I can say,” Yvette said as they hugged.

“Thank you, is all I can say,” Yvette said as they hugged.

“Thank you, is all I can say,” Yvette said as they hugged.

She has two honor roll students

“My son keeps asking for Legos,” she said. “My daughter, she likes to shops, she is a teenager now, clothes is probably what I’ll get her.”

“And definitely, make sure a piece of it goes to someone else going through things,” she added.

“This is really going to help out, I am so appreciative of this,” Yvette said.

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Mrs. Lisa, who nominated Yvette, was waiting in the car. We brought her out to surprise her friend.

Mrs. Lisa, who nominated Yvette, was waiting in the car. We brought her out to surprise her friend.

The two hugged, and Lisa told her “it’s going to be alright”

“It is,” she responded.

“You know what I love about it?” said CBS 6 anchor Rob Cardwell, in reaction.

“We talk about paying it forward, but she already had it in her heart,” he said. “She said I’m going to make sure somebody else gets a little piece of this too.”

WTVR CBS 6 has partnered with Union Bank & Trust for the Month of Giving.