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Secret Santa Pays Off Layaway in Pensacola
A secret Santa in Pensacola is paying off layaway orders for needy families. For one woman, it meant having presents under the tree for her daughter.
Just a few days ago, there weren't a whole lot of presents under their tree. Now thanks to a secret Santa, 4 year old Haley Kamm will have 15 presents to open. Things haven't always been easy for her and her mom, Michelle.This year, Michelle had put several presents on layaway at Walmart.
Michelle said, "I was hoping I would make enough money to get that stuff when I put it on layaway but I couldn't afford it."
However, a call Monday night from the Walmart on Creighton changed all that for them.
Michelle said the caller said, "He said are you gonna come pick up your stuff on layaway. It made me upset because I realized I couldn't afford it . And then he said what if I told you a secret Santa came and paid for your stuff."
She immediately called her mom and they both started crying. Kay Kamm said, "When a stranger does something like that, it touches your heart. Of course now I want to Pay it Forward, to pay what I can afford to help some other kid."
So who is this mystery Santa? We may never know their names, but Walmart says it's an elderly couple and they paid for 7 layaway accounts. They spent around $650. But for the Kamms, all they know is whoever it is, that couple saved Christmas for their family.
Michelle said, " I just wanted to hug whoever it was. How could someone just give away $200 like that. I couldn't imagine doing that, that's a lot of money for us."