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Happy ending for Milwaukee mom who bought stolen Packers tickets
MILWAUKEE - A single mom from Milwaukee who bought four tickets on Craigslist, only to learn they were stolen tickets, has had a surprise ending to the story.
A day after she appeared on TODAY's TMJ4, several viewers reached out to the station, offering to help.
The story was a "You Ask. We Investigate.®" piece. Sara Jung's friend, Florencio Robles called TODAY's TMJ4 because he was upset that she lost $500 for the four tickets that couldn't be used.
One very generous donor saw Sara's story on our website and called a ticket broker in Whitefish Bay. He's not a season ticket holder.
"He's a private person and he loves doing great things for people, but he doesn't do it for no type of return or notoriety, you know, he'd like to remain anonymous," said Holzberger.
Holzberger is the same ticket broker who gave us tips on how to make sure your tickets are legit.
So on Wednesday, this anonymous donor bought four tickets outright for Sara.
"So her original seats were here in section 113, between the ten and the 20 yard line, and the seats we have for her are 125," said Holzberger.
Then we asked Sara if we could stop by because one of our viewers had a question. That question? If Sara wanted to see the Packers-Eagles game this coming Sunday.
Sara was sitting next to her sons and was stunned.
With tears in her eyes, she said, "I don't think there's words that could express. I can say thank you which seems inadequate, but if he sees this, know it will be paid forward," said Jung.
She says this has been a hard life lesson learned, and now, she has learned something even greater and she hopes the same for her sons, ages eight and 12.
"Again that life lesson, that there are people that may try and scam you in this world, but there are still people out there that are generous. And for a stranger to show that kind of compassion for us is, is amazing and I hope they learn from that," said Jung.