LIVERMORE (CBS/AP) — Christmas came early for some shoppers at a Walmart in the San Francisco Bay area city of Livermore.

Store employees say a couple selected at least five shoppers at random on Friday and paid for their purchases, charging thousands of dollars to their credit card.

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Cashier Joyce Short rang up some of the purchases. The couple said they just wanted to do something nice for people.

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Another employee said there were lots of tears.

The couple did not give their names.

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