Secret Santas have been doing a great job this year. Story after incredible story seems to be popping up, informing us of yet another kind soul who has paid for someone’s Christmas layaway.
Reports are that a shopper in Vermont paid for a woman’s layaway items just before Thanksgiving. But the buck didn’t stop there.
Multiple celebrities have paid off hundreds of thousands of dollars in layaway purchases this season.
Similar stories have been seen in cities and towns across the country. There’s also a group known as “Pay Away the Layaway” which takes donations that go toward paying off layaway balances for families.
Wonderful deeds all around, but perhaps none were more surprising than a layaway do-gooder from Ludlow, Massachusetts.
The Secret Santa is an 11-year-old boy named Brady Procon. After seeing a layaway “secret Santa” story in the news, the 6th grader wanted to join in the giving fun and contribute.
“Not a lot of kids are as fortunate as others, so I thought it would be nice to help a kid have Christmas,” he shared.
So Brady and his parents went to the Walmart in Chicopee where Brady pulled a layaway item out and paid for it in full.
The best part was that the items on the receipt looked to be for a kid that was around Brady’s age. “I’m hoping that other kids would catch along with this… and sort of kick-off a trend,” the boy said.
“He’s always thinking of others,” Kristen Procon, Brady’s mom, explained. His parents aren’t the only ones impressed with the young man’s generous heart, however.
A very special secret Santa paid for someone's layaway items at Walmart and his true identity is shocking – an 11-year-old boy, wise beyond his years ?❤️️ https://cbsn.ws/2KgHkJ1
Posted by CBS News on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
“Very proud of BMS 6th grader Brady Procon for his random act of kindness at the Chicopee Walmart, paying off a random layaway,” Ludlow Public Schools wrote on Facebook.
Darlynne Yenisse Hernandez, one of the employees who witnessed Brady’s selfless act, also had some words to share on Facebook.
“This little boy right here definitely made my night…” Hernandez said on Facebook. “No one knows what people go through, especially during the holidays, the littlest of things sure goes a long way.”
Wow! What a kid! Giving certainly is a great way to warm the heart!