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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Play Secret Santa, Pay off $5,000 in Layaways

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill kicked off the holiday season by bringing some unexpected joy to a few families in Baker County, Fla. this year.

According to News4Jax, the legendary country couple paid off around $5,000 in layaways at Walmart. The receipts were stapled inside Christmas cards with the message “Merry Christmas, from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.”

How do two of the most recognizable names in music pull off such an act without getting caught? Even a Secret Santa needs some help. Betty Trimble, McGraw’s mom, played the role of a helpful elf, paying off the balances and dropping off the cards.

The lucky Baker County residents were both stunned and excited, quickly taking to social media to express their gratitude.

The “Humble and Kind” singer has become known for the generosity of his family over the years. Last year alone, McGraw gave away almost 40 homes to military veterans during his 2015 tour. McGraw and Hill are passionate about charitable causes, helping earn them a star on the Music City Walk of Fame this year.

“Faith Hill and Tim McGraw both came to Nashville in the 1980s with big dreams and huge talent,” Nashville mayor Megan Barry said in a statement in September. “Tim and Faith have made a big difference in our city, not only with their music but also with their generous contributions to many important causes.”

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