Christmas came a little early this year for the people of New Jersey when a man paid for over 8000 toys on layaway at Toys ‘R’ Us.
The mystery man only identified himself as “Charlie K”. He states in the video (below) that he was planning on going out shopping for his son, but when he woke up to do his Black Friday shopping, decided to do a little more. “I’m just trying to fulfil some Christmas wishes for some people”
“I’m trying to bring some happiness to people, to the community that brought happiness to me and my family. I love this community and I am trying to provide back to it”
Not only did Charlie pay for the toys of those who had gifts on layaway, but he told every shopper to pick three items, and he would pay for them to go to Toys For Tots. He paid roughly $10,000 or more on the toys, and his generosity warmed the hearts of many.
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
People were tremendously touched by his selfless act.
Great job Charlie! Thanks for sharing Pat- keep the positive vibes going.
— K Lock (@K08822) November 24, 2017
Better than Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! God Bless this man.
— Teresa Hinke (@hinke_t) November 25, 2017
Amazing. A true inspiration and example of the human spirt
— DRD (@ET1286) November 24, 2017
Charlie K. made Christmas just that much better for those less fortunate than him. He truly brought the spirit of Christmas early this year. We need more people like Charlie.
Full CBS news clip:
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