SANTA FE Sometimes when its seems one has lost all hope in humankind, people do amazing things to rekindle the spirit.

That s the case for Ricki Shorty Locke, who a week ago had $1,500 in quarters he collected for about eight years stolen from his trailer house.

Since The Daily News reported on the theft of the estimated 6,000 quarters, Locke said the outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming.

People have been so great and so giving, Locke said.

The 65-year-old sacker at the Santa Fe Arlan s grocery store said customers have been giving him extra tips some in quarters to replace what was stolen. Locke, who makes about $125 a week, had saved the money to build a privacy fence around his trailer.

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