A Vermont man went on a Christmas shopping trip, as many do nearing the holiday season. However, this man’s story has a twist. He was not shopping for himself. No one knows his name, or anything about him, but the residents of Derby, Vermont do know that he worked a Christmas miracle. As the Christmas season was drawing nearer, shoppers began their hunt for layaway deals on a fall mid November day. Little did they know that they would not have to worry about paying for their Christmas gifts any longer. A Secret Santa walked into Walmart and picked up the tab for every layaway purchase, including people who were not there. Shopper Julie Gates managed to snap a picture of the mystery hero as he was walking away. His face isn’t visible, but he wore a New England Patriots jacket. Gates says that she was “in disbelief” of this man’s kindness. She approached the cash register as the man asked if she was putting her gits on layaway, to which she responded yes, but she was not done with her shopping. The Secret Santa told her that she would wait until she was done and pay for everything. When her total came to 199 dollars, he paid for it all. “Who can afford that?”, she asked the man. “Santa Claus can” he replied simply. It was as if he came straight from the screen of a Christmas movie.“I left the store in awe, with tears in my eyes,” she said. “That some man that didn’t know any of us would just walk into a Walmart in a little place like Vermont and pay for everyone’s layaway.” Walmart declined to say how much he spent, however one couple said that he paid for their 800 dollar tab. His act of kindness is more than paying for Christmas gifts, it ensures that people can now pay for what is important. Thanks to this Secret Santa and mysterious hero, gifts will be one less thing for people to worry about going into the cold winter months.