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Video: 10 News viewer helps elderly couple targeted by Christmas Grinch

Robert and Joanna Grimaldi share their story after a theif stole their Christmas lights just minutes before they were going to decorate for the holidays



New Port Richey, Florida - A day after 10 News reported that a thief stole from an elderly couple of a fixed income, a 10 News viewer jumped in to help.

"If that's what makes them happy- these Christmas lights- it's, you know, nothing," said John Rogers of Lights Done Bright.

STORY: Thief steals elderly couple's Christmas lights

Two days after a crook stole a bag of Christmas lights from the driveway of Robert and Joanne Grimaldi's Coronado Drive home, Roger donated and installed brand new lights for the couple.

"On the roof, the trees that they have here and on the fence line," described Rogers.

PHOTOS: The Grimaldi's home shines bright!

On Tuesday morning, the Grimaldi's set the bag of lights in the driveway as they prepared to put them up, and went inside their house for just a moment.

In that time, someone drove by and stole the bag, which contained some lights that were handed down from Robert Grimaldi's parents.

Since the couple is on a fixed income, they could not afford to buy new lights to celebrate the Christmas season.

"I can't believe it Bob that we got this," said an emotional Joanne Grimaldi. "Thank (you) everyone for being so considerate this Christmas. They really made our Christmas."

Others who caught the 10 News report on Wednesday dropped off boxes of lights at the couple's home on Thursday evening, too.

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