A good samaritan recently rose above the holiday chaos and lent a very generous hand to those around him.
Sometimes other people do things that are so generous, we can’t help but say, “Wow.” Going only by the name Charlie K., a New Jersey man just became the latest human being we have to look at in awe. While he was out shopping for his son and nabbing Black Friday deals, Charlie got the bright idea that he’d love to help others buy their toys as well.
Not content to shop and be on his way, this kind man decided to help foot the bill for others.
So what’s an extremely generous person to do, when they want to help out in a big way? They buy $10,000 worth of toys, of course. That’s right, Charlie K. had a pretty great budget to work with and decided it could cover not only his own needs, but those of about 60 other people. That meant that almost all the toys that had been put on layaway were bought and paid for.
But the Toys "R" Us gift giver didn't stop there.
Paying for all those toy orders on layaway is obviously in the realm of astronomical generosity, but Charlie didn’t call it a day until he’d done one more thing. After he covered the other orders, he asked that all the patrons at Toys “R” Us pick out three toys, so he could donate them to Toys for Tots. Yes, you read that right. His heart might be bigger than Mount Everest.
People were most certainly in shock.
Walking in to pay off your Christmas gifts and find that someone has already footed the bill is a dream for some people, but for those at the New Jersey store, it was a reality. Stephanie Dawson was one of the lucky shoppers who had her gifts taken care of, and she had nothing but kind words for Charlie K.
“I want to say thank you very much and I appreciate it and thank God for you,” she said of her modern-day Santa.
It's not just patrons who are impressed with this holiday hero.
Like any amazing deed, the story of Charlie K. and his generosity quickly hit the internet and went viral. Followers of the story were touched by such a selfless act. This Twitter user was quick to point out that there are still good, nay, amazing people out helping the world, and Charlie is certainly one of them.