BOSTON (CBS) – A good Samaritan has stepped forward so Christmas will be bright despite the theft of more than a dozen Christmas trees slated to be sold for charity.

Patricia Villani says she couldn’t believe it when she heard the news on WBZ.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mike Macklin reports

Over the weekend, thieves broke into a West Roxbury supply store and stole trees owner Al Todesca planned to sell and donate the money to local children’s hospitals.

Villani, a Waltham real estate broker, stepped up and offered to pay $800 for a dozen new trees to replace the ones that were stolen.

“You wake up Christmas morning and you know you’ve done good things for some young people and that’s what I feel is very important for all of us to do especially during the holiday season and year-round,” Villani said.

Boston Police hope to track down the thieves.

Villani just hopes the thieves never need the kind of help they so brazenly stole from children in need.

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