A couple of dozen families from a Tennessee Titan received a special Christmas surprise.

Derrick Henry teamed up with Pay Away the Layaway in Burlington, located in the 100 Oaks Shopping Mall, to pay off 50 layaways worth $10,000.

“It’s a blessing to do something for someone in need. I love doing stuff like that and when I can team up with someone, I’m all for it.” Henry said.

Every family got a phone call from the store asking them to arrive at 5 p.m. on Monday. With their layaway news.

When everyone received the news, there were tears, smiles, and hugs.

“We just moved to a new place and I have four daughters,” said Alyssa Love, who was one of the people surprised. “I’m a single parent, so it’s worth it. I am thankful and blessed.” Love said.

Pay Away the Layaway was founded in 2011 by paying off layaway balances to inspire hope and spread kindness. Over the years, the organization has paid out over $500,000 in layaway through donor support across the country.

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