GEORGIA -- A man in a red coat is helping brighten spirits this Christmas season.
Every year, this secret Santa walks into shelters, food pantries and thrift stores and gives out money to people in need.
He is a wealthy businessman from Kansas City who goes around to different towns across America -- in this case Albany, Ga. -- and gives away more than $100,000 worth of $100 bills.
But he seeks a certain something when he gives out the money.
"When I first go up to someone, I'll look for sadness in the face," the man said.
The man will then walk up and tell the person they have dropped something.
"That must be yours, it says Secret Santa on it," he'll say, pointing to a 100-dollar bill on the floor.
"These are brand new $100 bills. And this is to make your Christmas just a little bit brighter," said Secret Santa to some surprised shoppers.
He says it never gets old, and looks forward to it every Christmas.
The man keeps his identity a secret so that his acts are not about him, but about the act of kindness.
And that's why the secret Santa now travels the world with money and a message.
"Nothing gives me greater joy than people being Secret Santa," the man said. "From my head to my toes, it's fantastic."