A Santa in Massachusetts has been handing out $100 bills to strangers, and no one knows who he is. According to People Magazine, a man walked into the Marylou’s in Hyannis (Cape Cod) on Saturday, December 13, and handed an employee 15 envelopes. Each envelope read “Merry Christmas,” and each contained one $100 bill.
No one that saw the man — who was wearing a cowboy hat and “resembled Santa” — recognized him as a regular. He walked in, handed over the money, and then walked out. Employees thought that their manager was playing a joke on them, but many were so touched when they realized what had actually happened.
The mystery Santa in Massachusetts may have also brought $100 bills to the Dunkin’ Donuts at the Cape Cod Mall. Evidently, the same sort of thing happened at that coffee shop. A man wearing a baseball cap walked in and handed an employee eight envelopes, each containing $100.
According to the Huffington Post, the mystery man headed into other eateries including a McDonald’s, and did the same thing. The man was very pleasant, but didn’t stay long enough to be recognized. It sounds like he just wanted to do something special without getting any additional attention.
“He gave me 19 envelopes with $100 bills in them for all my employees. I was shocked. He was so nice about it, so pleasant. He counted out 19 envelopes and said, ‘I hope you all have a nice holiday,'” said Dunkin’ Donuts manager Karen Sanguedolce.
The Santa in Massachusetts who has been handing out $100 bills is not the only person in the state that had a kind heart this holiday season.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a “layaway angel” in Massachusetts went into a Toys ‘R’ Us store and paid off 154 accounts ahead of the holidays. While no one identified that kind person, she was described as a “local bubbly woman.” Paying off layaway accounts around the holidays has become a “thing,” and it has happened quite a few times over the past couple of years.
“The trend of anonymously clearing layaway accounts began in 2011, with donations growing to become a national phenomenon. In December 2012, for example, about 600 layaway orders at Toys ‘R’ Us locations were paid by mystery donors. And last year, a Florida man spent $21,000 of his own money to pay down the layaway balances of more than 75 people at a Walmart in the central part of the state.”
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