BELLINGHAM, Massachusetts (NECN) – It was a gift no shopper at a Toys R Us store in Bellingham, Massachusetts was expecting to receive.
An unknown person visited the store Wednesday and paid off $20,000 in merchandise that was on layaway.
With Christmas coming up, 150 accounts were settled.
“It’s a really, really nice thing that was done, so a big thank you, very much,” said Emily Burlingame.
“It’s a very nice surprise,” said Burlingame. “Thank you to the ‘layaway angel.’ Very nice.”
Shoppers at the store were overwhelmed by the gratitude.
“I know the feeling of gratefulness when you get the phone call saying ‘Somebody paid off your layaway,'” said Christine Roberts, who was on the receiving end of a similar gesture last year.
“It’s a really, really nice thing that was done, so a big thank you, very much,” said Burlingame.
Toys R Us says the act was truly an incredible display of what the season is all about.
The identity of the “layaway angel” remains a mystery.