Secret Santa Pays Off $46K In Layaways At Walmart Store

That Phone Call

That Phone Call

Ryan Kennedy, the store manager at Walmart in Everett, Pennsylvania, received a phone call last week that he couldn't believe. According to CNN and various other sources, the voice on the other end of the line told him that they would like to pay off the entire store's layaway debts.

The total bill came in at $46,265.59.

Shock and Disbelief

Shock and Disbelief

"It was complete disbelief," the store manage told CNN. "It was definitely a great gesture. I was completely shocked."

"Some individuals were just brought to tears when they were notified about it," he added, in reference to the 194 people he called to let know that their debts were paid just a few weeks out from Christmas.

Santa B

Santa B

The store manager and the person on the phone who called themselves "Santa B" arranged for a third person known by Santa B, to come in and drop off the check. Reports suggest that a woman came in with the check, however, of course, her identity and that of Santa B remains unknown.

Just In Time

Just In Time

For the unfamiliar, layaway is a way for those who might be a little cash-strapped to pay of goods in increments, and only when they have paid the full amount can they take the goods home with them.

Of course, many people struggle to pay off the debts in time for Christmas, and Santa B's generosity certainly ensures that a bunch of kids are guaranteed Santa will visit this year.

The Curiousity Of It...

The Curiousity Of It...

According to CNN, Mr Kennedy had heard stories of "Secret Santas" paying off layaway debts in the area previously. In 2014, two stores in Harrisburg and one in Mechanicsville had their layaway balance cleared.

Of course, he is as curious as we all are to know who Santa B is.

"I would just be curious as to what made them choose us, and let them know how grateful we are for the gesture, and how much it meant to the customers that we have been able to serve," he said.