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The Carolina Panthers' defensive line coach bought Christmas presents for local family that was robbed

Charlotte, North Carolina, resident Crystal Davis' holiday week began on a sad note. The single mother of five works two jobs, and she had saved up and wrapped presents to put under the family's Christmas tree.

But on Sunday night, a thief broke into the Davis home and stole the packages. The Carolina Panthers' defensive line coach Eric Washington saw a story about the incident on NBC Charlotte, and he and his family decided to help. On Christmas Eve, Washington's wife Amy and his sister Angela went shopping, then made a surprise visit to the Davis home to drop off replacement presents.

"This has turned out to be an awesome Christmas," Davis said. "I think it's the best one yet."

Watch the local NBC station's follow-up story on the feel-good moment, below. --Sarah Eberspacher