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‘Santa B’ pays for Walmart Layaway $46K


Adam d - CC

The Daily Catch - published on 12/16/16

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An anonymous person known only as ‘Santa B’ has paid for all the layaway orders in a Walmart in Everett, PN.

In an Everett, Pennsylvania, Walmart store, managers were shocked to receive a phone call from a man asking to pay off all of the store’s layaway items. The grand total? $46,265.59. Even after hanging up the phone, no one expected that the anonymous Santa would really pay for everything…until a check arrived at their store. When Santa B heard that there was over $46,000 worth of Christmas presents on layaway, he didn’t bat an eye. With the help of a friendly “elf,” a check was hand-delivered to the store. Layaway is used by many families over the holiday season. It gives them a chance to make small payments on gifts, rather than splurging all at once. Unfortunately, however, many are never able to pay their full bill before December 25.

This is such a wonderful way to spread Christmas cheer! We only wish that we had the money to do the same. Cheers to the secret Santa that made this Christmas much less stressful for the families of Everett.

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