NFL star Khalil Mack turns Secret Santa to 300 Walmart holiday layaway account-holders in Florida hometown
Chicago Bears star linebacker Khalil Mack is spreading the festive cheer and joy.
He paid off all the holiday layaway accounts at a Walmart in Florida. The store is located in Fort Pierce in Florida which is Mack's hometown. The store took to social media to share the news on Friday. "We have some wonderful News! If you have an active Holiday Layaway account at your local Ft. Pierce Wal-Mart, you account has been paid off!" the post shared.
"We here at Walmart would like to thank the Khalil Mack Foundation for your generosity, and for making so many families happy for the holidays!" the post read. "Everyone is truly [grateful] for everything you have done for them!" the post continued.
A representative from Mack's foundation had visited the store and asked to be a 'Secret Santa' as per the store manager, Mathias Libardi.
The payment also covered the store's 300-holiday layaway accounts. The 28-year-old will be playing his sixth season in the NFL and the second with the Chicago Bears. He had attended the Fort Pierce Westwood High School and in June, his foundation had bought 100 pairs of cleats for the school's football team, CNN reported.
Last week, WGN had reported that the Chicago Chargers' U14 Pop Warner football team had needed some help and assistance to the Disney National Championship this week. They needed around $5,000 by last Thursday and Mack quietly donated around $2,000 in order to help the team reach their goal.
Clearly, this is the season for Secret Santas at Walmarts around the country. In Montana, an anonymous source had paid off around $3,000 in layaway accounts this week at a store in Kalispell. In another case at a Walmart store in Midland, an anonymous donor had also paid off around $3,000 worth of layaway accounts this week.