A “layaway angel” has struck again, this time in Poteau, Oklahoma, where the unnamed person reportedly walked into a local Walmart and doled out $5,000 in an effort to pay off strangers’ layaway purchases.
In sum, 40 purchases were covered, with the good deed attracting the attention of local media.
Brittany Rothermel was just one of the people who was positively impacted by the generous act, as the mom of three still owed $103 for the items that were on hold — and saw her tab wiped totally clean.
Rothermel told the Poteau Daily News that she was shocked when she received a message telling her that she owed just 18 cents.
“I read the text over and over in disbelief. It is great to know that there are still loving, thoughtful and giving people in this world,” she said. “From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you to this angel unknown.”
Rothermel said that the person is a blessing and reiterated how amazing it was to see firsthand that there are still some truly kind and giving people in the world.
Layaway angels” often make headlines during the holiday season, as these individuals either call or walk into stores and intentionally dole out cash to help people who rely on layaway so that they can purchase items and gifts during Christmastime.
It turns out Poteau isn’t the only place where these generous acts are unfolding, as a man who identified only as Charlie K. doled out $10,000 in cash at a New Jersey toy store on Friday to help pay off 60 layaway orders. Then, he bought another $2,000 in toys for the Toys for Tots program, KTVU-TV reported.
It’s always nice to see these stories, as they restore peoples’ faith in humanity.
(H/T: Poteau Daily News)