Wouldn’t it be great to still be receiving gifts from Santa into adulthood? For those of us who are “Santa” ourselves, it certainly would be a bit easier on the wallet.
Christmas came early for nearly two-hundred people in Everett, PA. Plenty of people who shop at the local Walmart decided to use the Christmas layaway option, which allows people to pick out Christmas gifts and pay for them over time, instead of all at once.
At the Walmart in Everett, 194 people were using layaway to pay for their gifts. Lucky for them, earlier this week, store manager Ryan Kennedy, got an anonymous phone call from a man who identified himself as “Santa B.”
Santa B was offering to pay off the entire cost of his store’s layaway items, at a cost of $46,265.59. A few days later, another person dropped off a check from Santa B, which much to Kennedy’s surprise, was actually accepted.
Kennedy told CNN that he was in “complete disbelief. It was definitely a great gesture. I was completely shocked.”
The store staff spent the next few days calling hundreds of customers to tell them that all their Christmas items were completely paid for and that they could come to collect them. “Some individuals were just brought to tears when they were notified about it,” Kennedy said.
Christa Morton, one of the lucky shoppers, told CNN: “Well, my daughter played the message before I got there. I asked if anyone called. She said, ‘You’re going to want to hear the message for yourself, so I said, ‘Am I going to be upset or mad?’ and she said, ‘It’s going to make you cry.’ So I walked upstairs and it was Walmart saying that our Christmas layaway can be picked up and that it was completely paid for.”
Talk about a real life Santa!
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