TODAY   |  December 23, 2013

‘I can’t believe it!’ Store pays for shoppers’ gifts

Customers at a Kohl’s department store received an early Christmas gift when they took their items to the cash register and discovered they had already been paid for by the store. TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager reports.

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>>> there have been so many good deeds done around the country this season from a mystery person leaving extra large tips to secret santas paying off layaways.

>> we sent jenna to the checkoutline at kohl's to find out their entire purchase was on the house.

>> christmas is almost here, and in the spirit of giving, we're surprising some deserving families. what have you been saving up for this year for your kids?

>> toys that are really hard to find that hopefully santa can find in his workshop.

>> what is this?

>> a gift for you, sweetheart.

>> oh, my gosh.

>> gifts for you. merry christmas .

>> wow. we just came here for slippers.

>> who are you shopping for?

>> our whole family, daughters, grandchildren, in-laws.

>> and your entire purchase is on us tonight.

>> no way.

>> thank you, santa. thank you, merry christmas .

>> what are you shopping for?

>> he has a ton of cousins. huge family. nieces and nephews.

>> oh, my god. i cannot look. i can't. i can't. i got to give you a hug. i'm sorry, i know you're working.

>> who are you shopping for?

>> primarily for my kids and hoping to find something extra while i'm looking for nieces, nephews, friends' kids. it's fun to watch them open and the excitement. it makes it worth it.

>> thank you so much. thank you. bye, thank you.

>> who are you here shopping for?

>> just family. and then i'm getting a grab bag gift for my job. i did say i wanted a new coat. praise god. thank you so much.

>> oh, my goodness.

>> these are for you.

>> i don't know if i should scream, jump up and down. thank you, god bless .

>> okay, talk now. it's great to see smiles this time of year, and everything the shoppers received was furnished by kohl's. these are the hard working crew members pausing to hear kathie lee sing. we love you. you do everything for us. hoda's on her way to wish somebody a merry chris am. we send you our love. we thank you for your hard work and your friendship every day. love these guys. merry christmas to everybody. we'll see you tomorrow.