This Secret Santa Paid Off Thousands of Dollars of Toys"R"Us Layaway Bills

'Tis the season!
ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Nov 2017
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For 62 sets of parents, the holiday season is off to a pretty amazing start. A stranger went into a New Jersey Toys"R"Us to shop for his son, and picked up 62 layaway orders at the checkout counter.

The Secret Santa is identifying himself as Charlie K. He tells CBS3 he actually intended to pay off all of the layaway bills, but the grand total was a little too much.

“I’m trying to bring some happiness to people, to the community that brought happiness to me and my family,” he says. “I love this community and I am trying to provide back to it.”

In addition to the $10,780 worth of strangers’ gifts he covered, he asked everyone in the store at the time to choose three toys for him to buy for Toys for Tots. His final bill spiked another $2,000.

Here’s to hoping a good Samaritan pays off your Cyber Monday cart today!

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Anisa Arsenault
Associate Editor