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"Secret Santa" picked up the tab for some customers at a Kalispell store

He paid off more than $3,000 in layaway accounts for families in need
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Posted at 3:51 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 17:51:17-05

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.