'Layaway Angels' Pay Off Shoppers' Bills

Anonymous donors offer their generosity at Kmart during season of giving.
2:04 | 12/21/11

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Story there's had a smiling all day play away angels they're peering across America. A few of these anonymous donors stepped in to pay the bills off of some Kmart shoppers -- a few more. And tonight Kmart says that more than a thousand of these -- -- paid off several 100000 dollars in bills. ABC anchor Dan Harris has more on this outbreak of altruism. Across America people are being told to complete strangers have their -- away bills low. It happened decreased in Sepulveda in a Kmart and -- -- mesa California. Where she and her daughter were overcome. It happened in low country South Carolina to today's grandmother battling cancer. They couldn't have happened. At a better time for -- And I'm very much appreciate it and in Fort Wayne, Indiana and -- to snowball effect right now. Snowballing of virtuous viral phenomenon an army of anonymous donors bringing cheer to the saddest part of the story the lay away desk. Where presence whether it's a warm coat -- that one special -- are held until they can be paid off in full. Today we found one of these secret Santas who gave more than 151000. Dollars he asked that we not reveal his identity. True charity isn't. Stan this isn't about me it's about that the fact -- we can help you know hardworking -- Americans at a time when that. The economy hasn't been very favorable to us he. Was the one who paid off Kristen Sepulveda is bills. I can't believe that I'm so happy think you have seen coming from the colleges and two cars for a candidate who. It's just scary -- settlement. Her anonymous donor says the best banks he could receive would be if other people see this story tonight. And then go out and help a stranger. Dan Harris ABC news New York.

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