Not all the stories about Michael Richards are bad.
In 2001 the Seinfeld star was no holiday scrooge. He and a friend were driving home from Las Vegas when they stopped at a convenience store in Barstow, Calif. The despondent store clerk confessed to Michael’s pal that he was having the worst day of his life. He explained he’d bought a car for $300 and when he went to register it he learned it was stolen and he was arrested. It cost him $1000 – his kids Christmas money – to bail himself out. When Michael heard about the depressing story he quietly gave his friend a check for $1300 to give to the miserable clerk.