Good Samaritan pays off layaway bills at Walmart

MESA, Ariz. (KSAZ) -- It's that time of the year when people start to pay off their layaways, so they can bring the presents home and wrap them.

Some shoppers at an East Valley Walmart, however, got quite a surprise when they showed up, and discovered their layaways were already paid for.

According to the manager at a Walmart store on Greenfield and McKellips, a secret Santa has paid off the layaway charges over the weekend. ​​​​​​

One person, Luci Martinez, wrote about the surprise on Facebook

"To whoever paid off all the layaways at the Walmart on Greenfield and McKellips, thank you! Seeing people with tears of joy is awesome! God bless you."

FOX 10's Danielle Miller reports.