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Published:December 15th, 2013 12:11 EST

Layaway Santa Pays Off $20,000 in Layaway Accounts At Walmart: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Florida man paid off nearly $20,000 in layaway items at his local Walmart in an unprompted gesture of giving during the Christmas season.


Greg Paraday, a financial planner, went into a Walmart in The Villages, Fla., last week when he overheard a woman talking with a friend, worried she wouldn`t be able to pay off her layaway account in time for Christmas."


Usually you will see Santa in a shopping mall, a school, or any other public place where there`s lots of children. But this Layaway Santa made an appearance at The Villages retirement community, old folks need Santa`s tender ministrations like everyone else.

If I overheard an old lady telling her friend that she wouldn`t be able to pay off her layaway account in time for Christmas, I would say to myself: Times are tough for all of us, too freaking bad!

But when Paraday heard the old lady`s financial woes, he went to the layaway department and paid off the woman`s bill.

Homeboy then paid off half of any existing layaway account of more than $200. Dude paid off $20,000 in layaway items by the time he was done playing Santa.

Paraday is a good egg, let`s follow his example and get busy performing random acts of kindness this Christmas season.

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