Woman Pays $20K in Others' Layaway Costs at Toys 'R' Us

Guy paid $1.2K in fellow customers' bills last week
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2014 1:10 PM CST
Woman Pays $20K in Others' Layaway Costs at Toys 'R' Us
Shoppers load purchases into the back of their pickup truck during Black Friday shopping at Toys 'R' Us in Millcreek Township, Pa.   (AP Photo/Erie Times-News, Christopher Millette)

A little heartwarming holiday news: Shoppers who couldn't pay for items on the spot at a Massachusetts Toys 'R' Us no longer have to worry about the costs. That's thanks to an anonymous older woman who paid off every single account at the store—all 150 of them—at a cost amounting to $20,000, Jezebel reports. "If you have it, give it," she said, per the Milford Daily News. She's not alone: similar moments have occurred at retailers across the country in recent years, a Toys 'R' Us spokesman says; just last week, another man paid $1,200 in layaway costs for eight people in line with him in Woburn, Mass. (More uplifting news stories.)

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