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CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — A secret Santa brought the spirit of Christmas to a Walmart in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on Sunday. Officials say that a person walked into the Walmart Supercenter with a check to pay for all of the items in layaway.
“They told us that they picked a new Walmart each year and this just happened to be one they selected this year to give back,” a spokesperson for Walmart tells Eyewitness News.
The total of all the layaway items came to $28,442.04.
This act of giving isn’t the first of its kind though. In recent years, a trend has cropped up of different people playing Secret Santa and paying for gifts held on layaway at stores.
Last year, a secret Santa spent $40,000 paying for all the items at a Walmart in Everett, Pennsylvania.
More recently, in June 2018, a secret Santa spent over $1 million to buy toys from Toys R’ Us and donated them.