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Thu Dec 15, 2011, 07:16 PM

Anonymous Donors Pay Off Kmart Layaway Accounts [View all]

(12-15) 15:23 PST Omaha, Neb. (AP) --

The young father stood in line at the Kmart layaway counter, wearing dirty clothes and worn-out boots. With him were three small children.

He asked to pay something on his bill because he knew he wouldn't be able to afford it all before Christmas. Then a mysterious woman stepped up to the counter.

"She told him, `No, I'm paying for it,'" recalled Edna Deppe, assistant manager at the store in Indianapolis. "He just stood there and looked at her and then looked at me and asked if it was a joke. I told him it wasn't, and that she was going to pay for him. And he just busted out in tears."

At Kmart stores across the country, Santa seems to be getting some help: Anonymous donors are paying off strangers' layaway accounts, buying the Christmas gifts other families couldn't afford, especially toys and children's clothes set aside by impoverished parents.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/12/15/national/a140932S97.DTL#ixzz1geUTUHbp

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