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Minnesota nice: Generosity abound on Christmas

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While Minnesotans celebrate Christmas in a lot of different ways, but the spirit of the season remains alive and well in the state on the holiday.

While people often gather with family and friends for meals, presents and religious activities many also take time out to remember those less fortunate.

WCCO tells the story of the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Minneapolis. With the help of 240 volunteers, the restaurant provided a free Christmas meal to hundreds of families in need.

But the event was more than just the food, kids also got to spend time with Santa and received a Christmas gifts.

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But that wasn't the only Minnesota restaurant in the holiday spirit on Christmas Day. According to FOX 9, Unhinged Pizza in Glencoe opened up an all-you-can-eat buffet to the whole town.

The report notes owner Jason Zehnder and his off the clock kitchen staff served more than 300 pizzas and chicken to nearly 800 guests.

Others also pitched in to spread some holiday cheer.

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh provided Christmas gifts last Saturday for a Hispanic single mother and her three young children. Walsh bought the gifts himself then gave them away after Vikings' practice at Winter Park.

The Salvation Army notes that Walsh spent hundreds of dollars on toys and baby supplies.

"I went a little overboard, but it was a good thing to go overboard on," Walsh said.

Walsh also spent some extra time with the family after practice.

"This is awesome," Walsh added. "I'm blessed to be in this situation playing in this league, to earn a good living. Any time I can find an opportunity to give back to families in need, it means the world to me. The Salvation Army is such a great cause."

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