Meijer gave 213 unsuspecting shoppers a huge surprise when they went to checkout. The retailer paid for their entire shopping carts filled with presents and groceries as a holiday gift.
This is a first for the Michigan based corporation to play Santa to their customers. “The holidays are a time for kindness and joy, and the Very Merry Meijer event was a perfect opportunity for us to share the spirit of the season with those we hold dear: our customers,” said Hank Meijer, in a statement. “Our family has always believed that our customers don’t need us, but that we need them. That philosophy still guides us today. We are very thankful for our customers, and wanted to find a special way to wish them a very Merry Christmas.”