Viewers help tourist after robbery at Chuck E. Cheese
HIALEAH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Good Samaritans gave a helping hand to a family after their money was robbed while visiting South Florida.
Chanel and Aiden Bennette are now stocked up with school supplies, thanks to an anonymous man who felt awful after watching Chanel blame herself on 7News when someone took her mother's vacation money from her purse while at a Hialeah Chuck E. Cheese's. "Thank you so much," said Chanel.
The man, named Mario, felt like he could help the family with a $300 shopping spree at Walmart. Walmart also gave the family $100. "I will always thank Walmart, all the time," said Chanel.
The family of four came from the Cayman Islands to see their family and shop for school supplies. While at the Chuck E. Cheese's, Orla Bennett, left her purse on the table and ordered pizza. When she came back, her vacation money was gone.
Ricky from Family Auto Rental reached out and gave the family $1,000. "And we do a deal with the tourist, and I don't want you guys to get that bad impression from Miami," said Ricky.
Chanel is happy that so many people have helped her family. "We wanted to go to a water park, so I'm guessing that we can go now since Rick has helped us," she said.
Orla said, "I'm happy to know that there are still people that are good people and have a good heart and are willing to help."
Police are trying to obtain the surveillance video from Chuck E. Cheese's.
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