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Layaway services have re-emerged in recent years as a popular way to pay for gifts a little bit at a time. At a Harrisburg Walmart Monday, there was nothing little about one man's generosity.  Some Midstate shoppers received an extra Christmas gift from a man known only as Santa B.  The pitter-patter of holiday shoppers, less than two weeks from Christmas morning, grows louder by the day.  At the layaway counter, actions spoke even louder.  "Today was definitely a big deal," said Christy Evans, manager at the Walmart store on Grayson Road.  "It's been a rough year this year," shopper Tracy Folks said. She went to store Monday afternoon after getting a call from her mom.  "And I started crying right away on the phone," she said, "because I was actually going to have to cancel my layaway."  She didn't have to. And neither did anyone else.  Santa B saw to that.  "Probably about 1 this afternoon, I had an anonymous donor come in," Evans said.  He paid off what others were working to pay off. "It was specifically the holiday layaways," she said.
Layaway services have re-emerged in recent years as a popular way to pay for gifts a little bit at a time. At a Harrisburg Walmart Monday, there was nothing little about one man's generosity.  Some Midstate shoppers received an extra Christmas gift from a man known only as Santa B.  The pitter-patter of holiday shoppers, less than two weeks from Christmas morning, grows louder by the day.  At the layaway counter, actions spoke even louder.  "Today was definitely a big deal," said Christy Evans, manager at the Walmart store on Grayson Road.  "It's been a rough year this year," shopper Tracy Folks said. She went to store Monday afternoon after getting a call from her mom.  "And I started crying right away on the phone," she said, "because I was actually going to have to cancel my layaway."  She didn't have to. And neither did anyone else.  Santa B saw to that.  "Probably about 1 this afternoon, I had an anonymous donor come in," Evans said.  He paid off what others were working to pay off. "It was specifically the holiday layaways," she said.

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Anonymous 'Santa B' pays $79,000 for layaway bills

An anonymous donor walks into a Pennsylvania Walmart and pays off the remaining balances on customer's layaway costs.

Anonymous 'Santa B' pays $79,000 for layaway bills

An anonymous donor walks into a Pennsylvania Walmart and pays off the remaining balances on customer's layaway costs.