Jimmy John's owner pays for local Walmart shoppers' layaway items

Jimmy John's owner pays for local Walmart shoppers' layaway items. (WCCU)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU/WICS) — Walmart shoppers must have been really good this year.

A secret Santa gave a pleasant surprise to Walmart shoppers across Champaign, Savoy and Urbana Monday.

All items put on layaway are now paid off.

Jimmy John's owner Jimmy John Liautaud was revealed to be the secret Santa.

"It's a great way to kickoff the holiday season. It's just an amazing feeling," Walmart employee Christopher Hundley said.

Over 300 individuals had their items paid off, totaling more than $81,000.

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