Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Walmart layaway angel pays off $5,000 in layaways for strangers in Arizona

See also

Another Walmart layaway angel comes forward and pays of $5,000 worth of Walmart layaways for families who couldn’t afford to do this. An older woman showed up at a Mesa, Arizona Walmart and gave the Walmart employees $5,000 to pay off layaways that contained mostly stuff for kids, according to Fox News on Dec. 16.

The unnamed woman showed up after the layaway time was up and people were to lose their layaways for lack of picking them up. The older and unnamed woman said to the Walmart staff that she remembers when she was little, her mother couldn’t pay off a Christmas layaway. She thought she’d help those out who are in the same boat this Christmas.

Walmart employees immediately got to work paying off layaways and then calling the people to tell them to come and get them because they were paid off by a stranger. This is where the tears would come in, people on the other end of the phone would start to cry, said Walmart store manager, Rita Barreras.

The $5,000 dollars paid off roughly 30 layaways that otherwise would have not gone home for the kids this Christmas. This comes on the heels of another man who dropped over $20,000 at a California Walmart paying off people’s layaway. This man used his credit cards and paid off the layaways for people in line picking them up. Read the full story:

Layaway Santa spends $21k paying off layaways for unsuspecting folks at Walmart



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!