Man pays for strangers' holiday layaway items at Burlington Coat Factory

Published: Monday, December 19, 2016 @ 6:17 AM
Updated: Monday, December 19, 2016 @ 6:17 AM

Local business man pays off holiday layaway items at Burlington Coat Factory

Christmas came early for hundreds of people in Tennessee over the weekend when a local businessman paid off their layaway balances at a Burlington Coat Factory in Memphis.

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Zola Morris was one of the people who felt the holiday spirit thanks in part to businessman Azron Fogleman's gift. After getting a call from a Burlington employee, she and hundreds of other people lined up to pick up their items.

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"I just want him to know, thank you so much," Morris said. "It's a blessing for someone that's giving like that. So I appreciate it."

Burlington declined to say how many people Fogleman helped or how much money was spent, but the people who spoke with Fox13Memphis had bills ranging from $60 to $150, which Fogleman paid.

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It's not the first time something like this has happened in Memphis. A couple on Monday paid 135 layaways at the Whitehaven Walmart.