Secret Santa Pays Off Nearly $30K In Walmart Layaways

The mystery giver will remain anonymous, Walmart workers say.

A Secret Santa made the holiday season a little brighter for hundreds of shoppers near Philadelphia after paying off nearly $30,000 worth of layaways at a Walmart.

Andy Rumford, of Kennett Square, told The Daily Local he was shocked when he went to make a payment at the East Marlborough location and found out someone had picked up the tab.

A Walmart official told the newspaper that the person who paid off the accounts wants to remain anonymous.

Rumford owed about $150 on his items and went to pick them up on Saturday. The cashier told him someone came in and wrote a $29,000 check to pay off all the items on layaway in the whole store.

For Rumford, it was a reminder that there are good people in the world, the Daily Local reports.

"Something like this makes you want to reach out and do good for others."

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