You couldn’t get a more heart-warming story than this one.
A mystery shopper has paid off $16,000 worth of gifts on lay-by at a toy shop on the Gold Coast to spread Christmas cheer to Aussies doing it tough.
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Staff at Mr Toys Toyworld at Burleigh Waters said a woman came into the store last Thursday and paid the outstanding balances on more than 80 lay-bys.
She didn’t provide any details or ask for any recognition, simply saying she wanted to help others following a challenging year.
Single mum-of-two Alannah Loadsman, who had put down a $60 deposit on a $300 dollhouse, found out about the kind gesture when she rang the store.
“I called two days ago to add something to my lay-by and was advised that it had been paid off,” she explained on Sunrise.
“They told me the lovely lady had come in and paid for everyone’s lay-by – it was just amazing.
Describing the act as “the most beautiful thing to do,” a “grateful” Loadsman said she would love to give the woman a “big hug” if we ever find out who she is.