‘Secret Santa’ pays off $29,500 worth of layaway items from Oak Ridge Walmart

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 18: Walmart carts are seen outside of a store as the company reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that fell short of analysts’ estimates on February 18, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Walmart earned $1.38 a share, short of some analysts expectations for $1.43 per share. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) — Christmas is coming early for some shoppers at the Walmart in Oak Ridge.  

The company’s corporate office confirmed with WATE 6 On Your Side Thursday evening that an anonymous person paid $29,5000 for the layaway balance at the store.  

According to the company, the money was provided by a check. Layaway orders with toys were given first priority.  

A total of 141 layaway orders were paid off with the donation, according to a store spokesperson. 

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