Customers who had not yet collected and paid off their layaways at the Walmart in Monroe by yesterday got a wonderful surprise courtesy of “a customer that wishes to remain anonymous” who came in and paid off the layaways. The stranger’s act of kindness quickly got out as excited customers received notification by email that they could pick up their items as they had been paid in full. Social media soon filled up with people questioning whether the story was indeed true and with some of the beneficiaries of this “Secret Santa” confirming that they had indeed had their layaway bill taken care of.
Shannon Pounds was one of the lucky ones, but she only found out when she went to pay it off and pick up her items.
“I didn’t know it had been paid when I went to go get it last night. I asked what my balance was and she looked up my name and said yours has been paid off. I was confused and thought she was kidding at first,” Pounds said. “I was so excited and grateful that I caught the attention of other customers (lol.) I asked Ralph the Door greeter would he take a picture with me to share in my excitement. He graciously did so. Ralph said he was blessed by just watching people’s reactions like mine. I had several items on layaway – 3 boxes worth. He paid over $300 off on my layaway.”