A Good Samaritan brought tears to the eyes of people after he paid off every layaway item at a Tenessee Walmart this week.
He did this act of kindness after being “blessed” with the money to do so, the store’s manager, Sean Templeton said. The man gave a $65,000 all-cash donation at the Bristol, Tenn. location.
For Templeton, it was the most “mind-blowing” act of kindness he had ever witnessed in all the 18 years. “He changed lives,” Templeton said of the Good Samaritan who didn’t want to be named.
The donor first approached Templeton on Friday with a motive to pay off every single layaway item in the store. Templeton said he was skeptical, “It’s a lot of money,” he said.
The donor said that money wasn’t a problem and by Monday, they came back with the cash in hand and one simple request, “He said, ‘Please tell them Merry Christmas and I love them,’” Templeton recalled.
Every time a customer’s layaway is completely paid off, a text message is sent to them notifying them that their balance is zero. “I told him, ‘I don’t think you understand what you did today,’” Templeton said.
Soon the customers rushed to the store to pick up their items and were literally in tears. “I hope this inspires people to know that there is still a lot of good in this world,” Templeton said. “He was just so genuine.”