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Christmas Angel pays for woman's layaway gifts at Walmart in Torrington

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TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A Christmas Angel swoops in to help a family who really needed a lift.

Danielle Dubois, who is a single mom from Torrington, put a very expensive gift on layaway. She's been saving money here and there to try to pay for it.

Since her mom's passing a few months ago, Dubois said she has been feeling a bit weary and believes a Christmas Angel is a gift from her mother.

At home, Dubois's three sons play with Legos and have bins overflowing with the colorful pieces. So it was no surprise, when her 10-year-old Aydyn asked for a city police set, but what did throw her for a loop was the more than $100 price tag.

"Christmas is hard for anybody, doesn't matter what your circumstances," Dubois said.

Dubois said she put it on layaway just before Thanksgiving and made tiny installments on it. Last week, she got a phone call.

"Hi this is so and so from Walmart and I'm like Oh I haven't paid in a couple of weeks," Dubois said. "They're calling to remind me."

Instead, the voice on the phone said a Christmas Angel bought the Lego set for her.

"I'm like come on," Dubois said. "She goes no I'm serious. Shut up! No really!"

It's not just the monetary help that's a gift to this single mom. She needed a Christmas miracle of her own after her mother passed away from lung cancer this summer.

"Losing my mom four months ago, everything's been a little bit bland and sad," Dubois said. "You wonder what she's doing, and you remember how it was last year."

Thanks to a Christmas Angel, Dubois believes her mom is with her this year too.

"It brought the special back a little bit. And we needed that," Dubois said. "So whoever it was, thank you."

Dubois said she'll make sure to pay it forward as well.

Eyewitness News reached out to Walmart and they told the station they see Christmas Angels at their stores all over the country.

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