The day before Thanksgiving, Sia went undercover at Walmart and paid for their customers' groceries.
This Thanksgiving, Sia turned Santa Claus to unexpected shoppers at Walmart where she paid for their groceries. The Australian singer-songwriter went undercover a day before Thanksgiving and waited by the cash register to pay for the Thanksgiving shopping that the people had done. She told them that her name was Cici and that she had won the lottery.
Many of the people who got to experience her generosity did not recognize her immediately. The singer is known to be very private and covers her face with a wig during most of her appearances in public. On learning that the big-hearted, mystery woman was the Grammy-nominee singer, people shared the story of her benevolence on social media.
Tell me why the lady buying everyone items at my Walmart was the singer @Sia . Totally didn’t know it was her. I kept thanking her cause she was buying customers baskets full of items. And she did not once ask for any recognition. Bless her heart 😍😍❤️— Awwkwardddd (@awwkwardddd) November 28, 2019
One user who had not recognized her at the time but was grateful for her kindness said, "I work at the Walmart and she kept telling the associates and customers her name is Cece and she won the lottery and she wanted to give back. I literally thanked her for what she was doing for other people four times. She was so friendly! Kept hugging everyone."
So @Sia paid for my groceries today thank you so much!! The heart and beautiful soul you have for paying for everyone!! I’m sorry for telling everyone once I realized who you were !! But this kindness must be acknowledged!!! pic.twitter.com/p7CMvBBQyP— Adri Buckles (@mexican_locaaa) November 28, 2019
Another person who experienced the singer's generosity tweeted the singer, thanking her and apologized for publicly letting everyone know about her kindness which they thought should be acknowledged. In the video they shared, we can see a woman give Sia a bouquet of flowers and hug her, presumably as a way of thanking her for paying for her grocery as well.
Sia told everyone in Wal-Mart her name was Cici and she won the lottery.— Adam Schiff is a cop 🚨 (@notcapnamerica) November 28, 2019
Then she paid for everyone’s groceries.
The mother of Twitter user elsie (@elsiehurtadoo), who shared the story of a nice lady paying for her groceries on Facebook, only learned the lady was Sia after people informed her about it under the post. She also added, "On our way to pay she goes “it’s your lucky day” my mother thought she was saying it because she was going to cash us out haha."
went to tjmax today & this nice lady decided to pay for everyone’s stuff because she “won the lottery”... facebook just told my mother it was @Sia, i didn’t recognize her... & i blame the fact that she hid under that wig for so long— elsie (@elsiehurtadoo) November 28, 2019
Another Twitter user was touched by how humble she was as she tried to hide her true identity while paying for everyone's groceries. They tweeted, "So @Sia was at Walmart in Palm Springs paying everyone’s groceries for thanksgiving! That’s amazing! I legit been listening to her the past 3 days! She’s an amazing human!
Here a video from my friends IG! pic.twitter.com/JyHhCnXYgM— WhoLeeOoh (@WhoLeeeeOh) November 28, 2019
Twitter user Bella (@chuntirella) tweeted, "I’m still trippin out on last night. I met Sia and she paid for my things. She’s the sweetest. God bless her!!" Other users lauded the singer's kind spirit, while one user said they named their child after Sia because of how they admired her talented, generous, kind, and human soul. Even Walmart acknowledged her as the "Thanksgiving fairy."
She’s the Thanksgiving fairy! 🖤🤍— Walmart (@Walmart) November 29, 2019