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Secret Santa pays off nearly $30K in Walmart layaways

In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo toys are displayed at a Texas Walmart Supercenter. A Secret Santa at a Walmart in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia paid off nearly $30,000 worth of layaways. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo toys are displayed at a Texas Walmart Supercenter. A Secret Santa at a Walmart in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia paid off nearly $30,000 worth of layaways. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — 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, tells 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 tells the newspaper the person who paid off the accounts wants to remain anonymous.

Rumford owned 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.

Rumford says “something like this makes you want to reach out and do good for others.”

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