'Secret Santa' pays off $10K worth of Toys 'R' Us layaway orders

Posted at 2:57 PM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 17:57:59-05

(KGTV) - More than $10,000 in toys is heading to the homes of dozens of New Jersey families, thanks to a little help from a "Secret Santa."

The mystery Santa, identified as "Charlie K." was doing some shopping at the Toys "R" Us location in Cherry Hill, N.J., and decided to cover more than just his own tab, according to

RELATED: Hundreds of thousands raised for homeless man who used last $20 to help motorist

A company spokesperson told the generous shoppers paid off more than 62 layaway orders totaling $10,780. He also bought an additional $2,000 worth of items to donate to Toys for Tots, according to the spokesperson.

Charlie told CBS Philadelphia he was inspired to do something for his community.

RELATED: How you can help those in need this holiday season

"I’m trying to bring some happiness to people, to the community that brought happiness to me and my family," Charlie said. "I love this community and I am trying to provide back to it."

Charlie, whose full name was withheld, said this was the first time he's ever done anything like this.