Marietta Walmart gifts random shoppers with $500 for toys

Small acts of kindness make big impact for families dealing with inflation
Published: Dec. 15, 2022 at 5:38 PM EST
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MARIETTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Christmas shopping just got a little easier for one Georgia couple.

They were given hundreds of dollars of toys for the children in their lives. For free.

The couple was out shopping for their own children, nieces, nephews, and cousins. They said $500 was much more than they needed for the children in their families, so they stocked up on extra toys to donate to kids in need right here in Georgia.

From Christmas lights to food to decorations, because of inflation, the magic of the holidays is going to cost extra this year.

Some people are opting to buy fewer gifts, while others have decided to shop during sales only.

“We are about to head to the toy department. Hopefully, we find a family that we can give some extra holiday cheers to,” a Walmart manager said.

All the financial stress that inflation is adding to an already chaotic time makes little acts of kindness mean a whole lot more.

Overall, product costs are up around 10 percent, which means decisions are made carefully, by many families.