COSTA MESA (CBS) — More than 1,000 shoppers were able to gather up their layaway gifts before Christmas thanks to a Laguna Beach man who picked up a $16,000 tab at a local Kmart store.READ MORE: Three Takeaways From Dodgers 2021 Season, NLCS
David Wilson called the store on Dec. 16 and asked employees to tally up all layaway items under $100.
He then sent the store a check for $15, 919.61 to pay for all of the gifts.READ MORE: 3 Shot In Downtown LA, 1 Dead
The store’s manager spent the next four days calling customers to let them know the good news.
Since then, other layaway angels have donated another $8,000 to the store to help spread holiday cheer.
Employees say most of the donors don’t appear to be wealthy.MORE NEWS: Man Accidentally Discharges Gun, Wounds Neighbor
Strangers have picked up tabs for gifts at several stores across the state.