'Angel' Pays Customers' Layaway Bills at Toy Store

Lifestyle and Budget Associated Press

Shoppers at an eastern Massachusetts toy store are getting an early Christmas present: All their layaway bills totaling $20,000 have been paid off by an anonymous woman dubbed "layaway angel."

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Employees at the Toys R Us in Bellingham, about 40 miles southwest of Boston, told The Milford Daily News (http://bit.ly/1DowWID ) that the woman paid off all 150 of the store's layaway accounts Wednesday.

Workers say the bubbly, older woman gave the store manager a hug and said: "If you have it, give it."

She also told an employee that paying all the bills would help her sleep better at night.

Toys R Us spokesman Bjorn Trowery says the woman is one of many "layaway angels" to pay off customers' bills at stores across the country in recent holiday seasons.

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Information from: The Milford (Mass.) Daily News, http://www.milforddailynews.com/