EVERETT, Pa. (AP) — Wal-Mart says a “Secret Santa” paid off 194 layaway accounts worth more than $46,000 at one of its western Pennsylvania stores.

WJAC-TV says the discount chain announced the gift Friday. It was received Wednesday by employees at a store in Everett, Bedford County. That’s about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

A company spokesman tells the station that a woman walked into the store on behalf of a “Secret Santa” with a check to pay off the accounts.

Wal-Mart says it’s “honored to be a small part of these random acts of kindness.”

Pamela Foor says she was one of the shoppers employees called with the good news. She says, “Some people really needed that this Christmas and I’m just grateful and thankful that they can do that.”

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