‘Santa B’ Strikes Again: Layaway Angel Pays For $50K Worth Of Gifts At PA Walmart

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It’s that time of year again, when we’re happy to hear about shoppers performing good deeds and random acts of kindness. Some of those warm-hearted folks we know better than others, including Pennsylvania’s “Santa B” layaway angel, who has now covered the cost of Walmart shoppers’ layaway items for the third year in a row.

A total of 194 shoppers had their layaway accounts paid off to the tune of $46,265.59, CNBC reports, after a woman walked into the store and handed over a check from “Santa B.” The story was originally reported by a Facebook page called the Bedford County Free Press.

Though this year a woman dropped off Santa B’s check and last year it was a man, a Walmart spokeswoman confirmed that the checks are always signed by a man. The donor’s identity is unknown, but his staff calls the chosen store a few days ahead of time. This is the largest amount a Walmart store has received so far this season, she added.

“When customers quietly pay off others’ layaway items, we’re reminded how good people can be,” Walmart said in a statement.

One of the shoppers who was a recipient of Santa B’s generosity told CNBC that she still owed $75 for an Xbox intended for her 6-year-old grandson before Santa B stepped in.

“I’m just so thankful that he’s going to get it this year,” she said. “Thank you so much to [the person who] paid it off for me.”