Anonymous donor pays off all layaway items at Walmart in Mississippi

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CANTON, Miss. — Santa’s elves are already out in full force, and more than 300 Mississippi shoppers have the receipts to prove the generosity is pure.

An anonymous donor reportedly walked into a Walmart in Canton, Mississippi, this week and asked to pay off all items the store was holding for customers on layaway plans, WLBT reported.

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According to the mega-retailer, the store had about 330 layaway tickets with outstanding balances, and the good Samaritan’s donation took care of them all with a little cash to spare, the TV station reported.

Walmart, in turn, donated the extra cheer to two local toy drives and made an offering to Feed America, MagnoliaStateLive.com reported.