More “Layaway Angels” Pay For $306K In Gifts At Four Walmart Stores

Just hours after “Santa B.,” a so-called layaway angel, shelled out $79,000 to pay for toys and other gifts at a Pennsylvania Walmart, another generous person was paying off $106,000 in balances on layaway orders at two Walmart stores just a state away in Ohio.

NewsNet5 reports [warning: link has video that autoplays] that the mystery donor paid a visit to two Walmart stores in northeast Ohio this week, to celebrate his birthday and bring a little cheer to others.

In all, the man paid for $70,000 in layaway balances at one store, and $36,000 at the second.

“Christmas is a time of year when many people go above and beyond to give back to their neighbors and communities. When customers anonymously pay off others’ layaway items we’re reminded of the amazing things people will do to support each other,” Walmart said in a statement. “We’re proud to be a small part of these random acts of kindness.”

While the donor asked to remain anonymous, word of his generous gift spread quickly.

“It made me happy because I know a lot of customers walked out of the store or are coming in the store very positively impacted by it,” a store manager for one of the Walmart locations tells NewsNet5.

Customers impacted by the good deed shared their thanks with the unknown Good Samaritan.

“It’s such a blessing to know there are still people out there that care,” one woman tells NewsNet5. “It’s like Santa, like a real Santa to me.”

UPDATE: Another mystery Santa, who may be a different person from “Santa B.,” paid off $100,000 worth of layaway tabs at each of two Walmart stores in Florida.

Mystery donor pays off more than $106,000 in Walmart layaways at 2 northeast Ohio stores [NewsNet5]

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