Santa Claus has been down around Tulsa lately and if you doubt it, there are about 53 families who are waiting in the wings to prove it.
See, recently when a bunch of people went to pay or pay off their Walmart Christmas layaway accounts they were promptly informed that someone else had paid off their debts in full.
According to an article on KSN.com, the ‘Secret Santa’, who has requested to remain anonymous, paid over $10,000 towards “receipts that are children’s toys, learning games, and bikes.”
While it certainly becomes at least a pondering point when one wonders whether or not the mega-wealthy Walmart family, or the corporation itself, may be involved in all of this, the more I wonder about it the more I realize that it really doesn’t matter much at all. Sure, it’s kind of inspiring to imagine that there is someone out there, some member of the general public, who has a lot of scratch and enjoys playing the role of Saint Nick at Christmas time but, truth be told, these folks received one heck of a Christmas gift this year.
And someone somewhere, corporate or not, PR move or not, really has made a whole lot of families holidays that much brighter and easier this year.
The KSN article talked to Nita Renee, one of the lucky Walmart shoppers. Renee, who has been unemployed for over a year says she had been saving for quite some time to pay off her $215 balance for gifts for her daughter.
“She’s six years old and she deserves it. She really deserves it,” Renee said regarding a Christmas for her little girl.
Looks like Santa got it just right once again.
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