'Secret Santa' pays off layaway for Walmart customer, turns out to be an 11-year-old boy

Edduin Carvajal
Dec 15, 2018
01:48 A.M.

Brady Procon, an 11-year-old boy from Ludlow, Massachusetts, read the news of a “Secret Santa” and decided that he wanted to do the same.


The boy told CBS News that he thought it would be nice to help a child have a good Christmas as not everyone is fortunate enough to do so. His parents supported his decision, so they went to the Walmart store in Chicopee to make it happen.

Once there, the boy pulled a random layaway receipt, an initiative that has become very popular lately, and paid for it. The items were an Xbox, a PlayStation, and dinosaur walkie-talkies, totaling $327.27.



In the Facebook clip, the workers at Walmart admitted to being very surprised for Brady’s decision. One of them even told the boy that they see “so much bad” and that he appreciated watching him doing good.

“I’m hoping that other kids would catch along with this and sort of kick off a trend,” said Brady, who later added, “It makes me feel happy that another kid could have a Christmas just like mine.”


Thankfully, Brady is not the only selfless child who did a good deed during this Christmas season. Shelly Thomas, a manager of a Lowe’s store in Franklin, North Carolina, found a letter that a young girl wrote and took to social media to try to find her.

In a Facebook post, the lady explained that they placed a “Santa Claus Mailbox” in the establishment wherein they urge children to write letters and throw them in so that Santa gets them. While Shelly was organizing them, she found one that attracted her attention.



A girl only identified as “Kaitlyn, FL” wrote it using green and blue crayons. In it, the girl pointed out that while several people don’t believe in Santa, she did. Later, she wished for her big brother to get a kidney transplant.


One of the aspects that immediately got Shelly’s attention was that, unlike most children, Kaitlyn didn’t ask for a toy or something for her. Instead, she put her brother’s well-being first, proving that children don’t think only about themselves.

Soon after the Facebook post went viral, several people offered to donate their kidney. So far, Kaitlyn’s family has not been identified. Shelly is sure that she will find them sooner rather than later, though.

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