Anonymous 'Secret Santa' Pays off $65,000 in Layaway Walmart Accounts: 'God Loves You'
Mysterious good Samaritan leaves not saying 'Jesus paid the price'
An anonymous "secret Santa" has paid off all open accounts at a Walmart branch, clearing $65,000 in outstanding debts.
The mysterious good Samaritan wiped the layaway accounts as a holiday gift for customers at the Walmart in Anniston, Alabama.
The person responsible didn't reveal their identity, only leaving behind a seven-word note for each recipient about why he did it.
One woman described her experience when she went to pick up Christmas presents for her children and pay some of her layaway account.
"I said I just wanna check and see how much I owe on my layaway so I can get it off in time for Christmas," Hannah Haynes told WBMA-TV.
Haynes says the cashier looked up her account and told her, "you don't owe anything."
The cashier told her about the man who paid off her account.
Haynes says the cashier told her, "Yeah he came in and he paid off everyone's layaway totaling $65,000."
The man asked that the recipients be given a simple seven-word message.
"God loves you," the message read.
"Jesus paid the price."
Walmart did not confirm the amount that the cashier told Haynes.
The retail giant did confirm that the amount he paid off was very generous, however.
Haynes told WBMA that she wished she could thank him for his act of generosity.
"I wish I could thank the anonymous person for being so obedient," she said.
She said she posted the message on her refrigerator to remind her to bless others as she had been blessed.
"Everyday I'm gonna wake up like, how can I bless someone?" Haynes asked.
"How can I show someone that type of love?"