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More secret Santas pay off layaways
About $3,500 worth of bills have been settled
By Dani Carlson
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, MIch. (WOOD) –
For the third day in a row, regular people have come into the Kmart on Plainfield Avenue to play secret Santa by paying off complete strangers’ layaway bills.
Now, employees and customers at the Kmart have an extra spring in their step.
“We had no idea it would blossom into such a thing,” said Kmart Assistant Manager Carol Vernon.
On Tuesday, a woman paid of 3 bills to the tune of $500. On Wednesday, another anonymous giver spent $2,000 paying off 13 more layaway bills. And on Thursday, more than one secret Santa paid off more than $1,000 in layaway bills.
Many of the layaway orders that were paid off were for essentials like warm clothing for children.
“We cry when we hear of these, and we get chills, and we laugh afterwards and our whole day, it doesn’t matter what the day brings,” said Vernon. “It just reaffirms that faith in human nature that everybody is here to help everybody, especially now.”
Employees at the Kmart said that once in a a while before the recession hit, someone would come in and pay off part of a stranger’s layaway. But they’ve never seen anything like this before.
And with people giving so generously for three days in a row, the question is: When will it end?