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Mysterious ‘Grinch’ caught delivering presents to neighbours on doorbell cam

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A mysterious figure dressed-up as the Grinch has been visiting homes in Gloucester to leave flowers, chocolate, and other heartwarming Christmas gifts.

Doorbell CCTV shows the green-costumed individual from Dr Seuss' ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' (1957) leaving anonymous gifts in Coopers Edge, in Brockworth.

In the clip, recorded on December 19, the Grinch is wearing a red and white Santa costume and carrying what looks like a sack of goodies.

The figure waves at the camera and holds up the present, before knocking on the door and quickly walking away before the homeowners have a chance to spot him.

Even more thoughtfully, the Grinch left notes explaining the gifts had been quarantined for 72 hours to limit the risk of coronavirus transmission, Gloucestershire Live reports.

Lola Loch, 10, who was celebrating her birthday on Sunday, December 20, was left a birthday card, chocolates, and a bouquet of flowers by her doorstep.

The girl was "over-the-moon" upon discovering the birthday gifts, said mum Kerry Turner.

Kerry told Gloucestershire Live: "It was my daughter’s birthday and we were out, we caught him on the Ring doorbell.

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"He just left a present and some flowers and all that, it was really amazing.

"He kept hiding behind my partner's van and kept jumping out, the kids really really enjoyed it."

"Lola was over over-the-moon, she put her flowers in her room, bless her. It made her day."

The card contained a quote from Dr Seuss’s children’s story, it said: "Maybe Christmas (he thought) doesn't come from a store.

"Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more."

Sonny Woodland, nine, also received a visit from the jolly green person on his birthday.

His mum said: "It’s got all of the children looking out in the community and hoping he pays a visit.

"Even the adults in the community are just as excited as the children, I think. Especially when they receive a chocolate bar and a bunch of flowers."

Jared Harrington and his partner Gareth Jones, who were also given a gift, said: "In light of the challenging year we’ve had, for someone to do this really does restore our faith in humanity."

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