KALISPELL — Some Walmart shoppers in Kalispell received a special surprise this week when an anonymous "Secret Santa" purchased layaway items for unsuspecting customers.
Walmart Store Manager Phillip Colby says the man purchased more than $3,000 in layaway accounts for families in need.
Colby added that this is an annual tradition for the anonymous gift giver who wishes to keep his identity a secret.
“He very much wished to stay anonymous, he made that known at the very beginning, he didn’t want to make a big deal, he just wanted to lend what help he could to those in need,” said Colby.
Colby added that the anonymous gift giver is not a native of Kalispell and just wishes to help out the community as much as he can.