KALISPELL — Some Walmart customers in Kalispell received a special surprise this week as a "Secret Santa" paid off some of their layaway items.
Walmart store manager Phillip Colby says the anonymous Santa paid off more than $3,000 in layaway accounts for families in need.
Colby says this is an annual tradition for the gift-giver who wishes to keep his identity a secret.
“He very much wished to stay anonymous, he made that known at the very beginning, he didn’t want to make a big deal, he just wanted to lend what help he could to those in need,” said Colby.
Colby added that the anonymous man is not a native of Kalispell, but just wishes to help out the community as much as he can.