A secret Santa Claus in Vermont bestowed early Christmas cheer on some Walmart shoppers. The mystery man selflessly paid for strangers' layaway purchases.
Julie Gates went to pick up a package Thursday at the store, when she overheard a conversation while waiting in line.
"He came up to the man in front of me and said, 'Either I am going to pay for it now or I am going to pay for it later,'" she said.
Then he turned to her and asked if she was paying for an item on layaway.
"He said, 'Why don't you run and get what you want now and come back here?'" she said.
Gates was skeptical but putting items on layaway is why she was there in the first place.
"So I came back and he was standing there waiting. There was no one left," she said.
He paid for everything.
The storage room is filled floor to ceiling with Christmas gifts. Electronics, toys, whatever it is, and they are all paid for.
Walmart couldn’t say how much the mystery shopper spent or how many people went home with free gifts, and there was only one photo of the man.
Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air! Listen here: