Another Layaway Angel Swoops In, Pays $50K Worth Of Bills At Pennsylvania Walmart

In a season where there can be Grinches around every corner and bah-humbuggers just waiting to get ya, it’s always fun to hear about those layaway angels who go around paying off other shoppers’ bills all in one fell swoop. We’ve landed a big one today, folks — someone’s just paid off $50,000 in layaway items in Pennsylvania.

An anonymous donor known simply as “Santa B” dropped off the big check at a Mechanicsburg, PA yesterday morning, reports, surprising shoppers who were prepared to pay off their layaway balances.

One of the around 100 people who had their bills paid off said she was about to pay her $200 balance to pay for gifts for her daughter, when she found out a stranger had beaten her to it.

“It was definitely a surprise, and a blessing,” she said.

The manager of the Pennsylvania Walmart said Santa B is from around the area but doesn’t want to reveal his name.

“He said he wanted to help take care of folks –- to bring everyone a special Christmas,” the manager said..

The layaway manger spent the day calling customers to make sure they knew their layaway items had been paid for, and could now be picked up. Yesterday was the last day to pay off layaways at the store, making the angel’s move good timing.

“It’s not a record, but it’s certainly high,” said a Wal-Mart spokesman, adding that two similar donations of $51,000 and $59,000 happened yesterday in Florida.

“It’s amazing to see the random acts of kindness that happen at the holidays,” he said. “It’s incredible customers are coming in and wanting to help their neighbors by covering their layaway balances for the season.”

Previously this season in layaway angels: Layaway Angels Fan Out, Hit West Virginia And Tennessee

‘Santa B’ pays off $50,000 in layaway bills at Wal-Mart in Silver Springs Commons []

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