2016: The year Santa saved Christmas, in Everett, Pa.
Ryan Kennedy, the manager of a Walmart branch in the small town of Everett (population 1,700), received a phone call from the anonymous “Santa B” last week. The conversation that passed between the two resulted in Mr. Claus saying he’d pay the entire cost of the store’s layaway items, CNN reports.
Kennedy told CNN that “it was complete disbelief. It was definitely a great gesture.”
Santa B informed the store manager that he would pay for every layaway item on hold — amounting to $46,265.59.
Kennedy and the gracious caller arranged a time for another party to drop off the check. Kennedy said the store received the money on Wednesday, CNN reports. With the donation in hand, store employees began to call the 194 people with layaway accounts to inform them their items have been …