PHOTO: Carle Place/Rueters
People are already starting to spread Christmas cheer. This is one heck of a way to start!
This guy, only named Charlie K, went to a Toys ‘R’ Us store in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on Black Friday morning to shop with his son and buy him a few things. Something hit Charlie to want to pay for every layaway order at that Toys ‘R’ Us.
He said he was suddenly inspired help his beloved community. “I’m trying to bring some happiness to people, to the community that brought happiness to me and my family,” Charlie said.
This is Charlie K.
While doing a segment @ToysRUs in Cherry Hill, Charlie walked in & decided to pay off all items on layaway. Over 8,000 toys!
Charlie also had everyone in the store pick 3 items for @ToysForTots_USA & paid for those too. Amazing generosity. Thank you Charlie. pic.twitter.com/GWr1pbGnVV
— Pat Gallen (@PatGallenCBS3) November 24, 2017
The guy on the right is Charlie. People, obviously, were very happy to see this on their Twitter feed.
Amazing – reminds us all that there are still good and loving people in this world! God Bless Charlie K!!
— Larry Nanni II (@LarryNanni2_VMW) November 24, 2017
I am in tears! What an Amazing thing to do! You are the Man Charlie K:) Merry Christmas
— Marisa Stine (@Marisa819) November 24, 2017
He paid for 62 layaway orders, that’s $10,780. It’s not every layaway order, like he wanted, but it was over 8,000 toys completely paid for. Not only that, but Charlies told every employee in the store to pick out 3 toys for a Toys for Tots donation! That tacked on another $2,000!
Hopefully, Charlie’s act will inspire the rest of us to spread some love and happiness this Christmas. We are all very blessed, let’s share our blessings as much as we can.
UPDATE:@ToysRUs says this covered $10,780 across 62 orders. That is not every layaway order. He intended to cover them all, but it turned out to be a bit too much. He did also give $2000 to #ToysForTots by allowing people in the store st the time to pick 3 toys https://t.co/Sd4pCsLX8i
— Henry Rosoff (@HenryRosoff) November 24, 2017