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Donors Surprise Strangers by Paying Off Layaway

Donors Surprise Strangers by Paying Off Layaway
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At Kmart stores across the country, Santa seems to be getting some help: Anonymous donors are paying off strangers’ layaway accounts.

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2:25AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

One day i think I will do such a thing when the situation presents. Sounds cool to me.
Perhaps if you look at it as a ' pay it forward' gift then things will be perceived differently than just giving it away. It has some purpose behind it. However to pay a layby for someone at random is a wonderful gesture to do to surprise another. You would do it on the spur of the moment after a while of thinking about it? or would you just do it without thinking?

I love doing random acts of kindness bc I get the buzz like they do.

12:27AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

if it is legit it is a very wonderful act

9:22AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

How kind!

5:22AM PST on Feb 16, 2012

Thanks for the article.

3:26AM PST on Jan 22, 2012

Something like this happened to my cousin over the holidays. Her dog had an infection and had to go to the vet, but when it came time to settle the bill she didn't have enough to cover the antibiotics right away. The woman waiting to pay behind her stepped up and told the receptionist to put the antibiotics on her bill instead. It was such a lovely thing to do! My cousin was so grateful she immediately resolved to do a similar good deed as soon as she was able. It's nice when these kinds of things have a ripple effect :)

3:57PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

That's probably one of the most sweetest ideas ever. Coming from a poor family, we've put many things on layaway and had to sacrifice those things because we couldn't afford them. Thank you anonymous friend.

2:57PM PST on Dec 22, 2011


2:56PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

True, Juliet D., but we need Marys as well as Marthas. There's more to life than paying bills. This "angel" frees up her recipients' money to pay those utility bills while making their children happy. I think it's beautiful.

10:18PM PST on Dec 21, 2011


4:58PM PST on Dec 21, 2011

This is so heartwarming, but I agree that paying people's utility bills is great.

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