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Generous Man: Christmas and Holiday Act Helps Families with Kids at Chicagoland Walmart

Thu December 20 2018 12:59 pm  https://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=573910
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A Cashier Supervisor Manager at a Chicagoland Walmart was part of a joyous surprise at the big box store when a man walked in a Chicagoland Walmart, showed her a big wad of cash, and told her he would love to help some families with young children by paying of their layaway accounts.

The generous act occurred about noon on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 when a man in his thirties, wearing blue jeans, pulled out over $3,000 in $100 bills and some other small bills and change. He said he wanted to pay off some customers’ layaway balances so they could pick up their products in time for the holidays.

In the store, some customers’ jaws dropped when they overheard the man. The store manager was called over, and asked the man how much he wanted to spend. He replied about $3,000.

He paid $3,119.62 to be exact.

Maintaining each customer’s privacy, store personnel and the man spent about an hour going through some accounts without the man not knowing the names of the customers, and without the customers knowing the name of the man. He only went by “AK”.

Focusing on customers who had products on layaway for products demonstrating needs for younger children, “AK” chose 22 accounts.

The payments averaged $136 dollars with the highest payment for a sole customer at $312.

A lot of baby products were paid off by “AK”, according to store personnel.

Store personnel then went to work the rest of the day on Wednesday calling the customers — telling them only that their layaway accounts had a zero balance, and that they could come in and pick up their products.

Attempts were made to call all customers on Wednesday.

A manager asked “AK”: “What’s your motive?”

“AK” said business is good lately, and that his father recently died, and he wanted give a nod to his dad, who helped him. He said he was also recently blessed to find a great girlfriend.

He just wanted to spread out his own joy this season.

Across the country, a holiday tradition has been growing involving a group of “Layaway Angels” who are hard at work this time of year spreading holiday cheer by paying off layaway plans for complete strangers ahead of Christmas.

Tyler Perry said he paid more than $430,000 at two Atlanta-area Walmarts after being inspired by a “GMA” story on other secret Santas who have paid off holiday layaways across the country.

Gayle Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints, paid $100,000 to cover more than 400 layaway orders for strangers at a Louisiana Walmart.

Kid Rock pays off all layaway accounts at a Nashville Walmart.






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