Walmart Layaway Angels Strike Again
At the place known for rollback prices, some return to throwback values. Walmart Supercenter in Hendersonville says a pair of women in their fifties anonymously donated $2,000 to cover 10 layaway accounts.
The "Layaway Angels" helped folks like Karen and Billy Fowler buy toys for their grandson Hayden. Their bill of more than $70 was suddenly down to $4.97.
"I said what happened?" Billy recalls. "She said someone paid it."
"It's not much to a lot of people but to me it's a million dollars," Karen says with emotion. "It made a little boy very happy. He will be really happy Christmas morning."
Across the country, Walmart says 1,000 "Secret Santas" have randomly come to the aid of others.
"Well they've been really surprised," says Hendersonville Walmart employee Kathy Cox. "A couple of them were teary eyed."
"I've had a lot of hardship the last few months," Karen Fowler explains. "I lost a sister and a brother and the holidays weren't looking too good. But that person who did this made my day, and made my little boy's day."
Karen says at one of the low points in her life, the actions of strangers have given her hope for humanity.
"They put my faith in mankind back to where it needed to be," she says.
If you're interested in becoming a "Layaway Angel," go to the customer service desk at your local Walmart.