With all the craziness going on in the world right now, get into this heartwarming story about an anonymous donor who spent $40,000 paying off strangers’ layaway bills.
For the second straight year, an anonymous donor paid for all of the items on layaway for 200 families at a Pennsylvania Walmart, WJAC reported.
According to the staff of the Walmart store in Everett, “Santa B” paid more than $40,000 of layaway items. Last year, the same donor paid off $46,000, Fox News reported.
The store had been notifying the families of Santa B’s generosity. Monday was the layaway pickup day, but Walmart officials said there was a grace period of a couple of days.
“In this area you don’t hear a lot, I mean you hear small things where somebody pays somebody’s grocery bill or things like that, but this was pretty big,” employee Barbara Karns told WJAC.
Kristen Martin said she received a call from Walmart and said she “couldn’t wait” to get to the store.
“I was like driving and shaking,” she told WJAC. “Look at me, I’m shaking. It’s crazy.”
Martin’s kids can now get their X-Box games and toys, WJAC reported.
“I think it means more to me, but I think they’ll be happy. I remember when I was growing up for Christmas. I was just telling my mom the other day that I want my kids to have Christmas like that,” she said.
We love stories like this. We also need more people in the world like ‘Santa B.’