“It was complete disbelief,” Kennedy told CNN. “It was definitely a great gesture. I was completely shocked.”
Santa B told Kennedy that the jolly elf wanted to pay off all of the layaway items on hold, totaling $46,265.59.
“Some individuals were just brought to tears when they were notified about it,” Kennedy said.
Layaway allows customers to put items on hold at the store and pay them off over a certain amount of time. During the holiday season, many people will use layaway to pay off Christmas presents over time so they don’t have to buy all of them at once. Kennedy said that many of the items that were paid off by Santa B were Christmas presents.
“Well, my daughter played the message before I got there,” shopper Christa Morton told CNN affiliate WJAC. “I asked if anyone called. She said, ‘You’re going to want to hear the message for yourself, …