Contact Us

Update: Random Acts of Santa?

Getty Images | Sean Gallup

Update: We have received an overwhelming amount of phones calls and some messages from Twin Falls and Buhl of Secret Santas in action.

K-mart manager, Bonnie, reported over 50 layaway accounts paid off by Secret Santas.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Do you know any random acts of Santa? Tell us about them.

It always warms my heart to see people’s kindness this time of year. They are dropping money in the Salvation Army’s red buckets, donating toys, or just opening a door for someone with full hands. Kindness is one of the best things about this time of year, and it comes in all different shapes and sizes.

Some gestures are bigger than others, which brings me to the Secret Santa movement that is sweeping the nation, and possibly right here in Twin Falls.

According to TIME Moneyland, anonymous Secret Santas are paying off the layaway accounts of total strangers across the country. These generous people go into K-marts, Walmarts and other stores and pay people’s layaway balance.

There are even unconfirmed reports that it’s happened right here in Twin Falls at the K-mart on Addison.

Can you imagine going into pay off your layaway and finding that a complete stranger has paid it off for you?

The trend apparently began when one woman paid around $500 toward three layaway accounts at a K-mart in Michigan. The woman specifically looked for accounts with toys placed on layaway in order to help out families with little ones at home. The movement has taken on a life of its own and now hundreds of layaway accounts around the country have been paid off by random strangers.

This is truly a blessed time of year.

Best of 95.7 KEZJ

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for EZ VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive EZ VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.