Single mother wants to thank layaway angel for 'Christmas miracle'

WARRINGTON, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A Bucks County woman hopes to meet up again with a stranger she met at the layaway line at the Walmart in Warrington.

Jennifer Mellon of Southampton said she was waiting to pay her layaway bill on Friday when she struck up a conversation with the stranger who was standing in line behind her.

As Mellon went to the counter, the woman insisted on paying off her bill.

"She wanted to make our Christmas merrier," said Mellon.

Mellon said she hadn't made a payment on her layaway bill of toys since August.

Mellon is a single mother of three who is out of work on disability.

The woman also gave her a $100 bill, which Mellon said she greatly needed.

"We will definitely have a merry Christmas because of her," said Mellon.

The woman paid for all the Christmas presents that Mellon is planning to give to her three children.

Because of this act of kindness, Mellon is now paying it forward herself.

"Yesterday I was in the drive-thru at Dunkin' Donuts, and I bought the man behind me his coffee," said Mellon.

She said her layaway angel paid for others in line that day. She wants to meet with this woman again to thank her for the impact she's made in her life.

"It is a Christmas miracle, it truly is, especially to my family," said Mellon.
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