Tyler Perry pays off layaways at Atlanta Walmarts

Lula Sharp
December 7, 2018

Perry announced the good deed on Twitter, telling his followers that while he preferred to remain anonymous, "nothing stays secret these days".

Tyler Perry is in the giving spirit this holiday season, as he just dropped $434,000 to pay off shoppers' layaways at Walmart.

"You gotta go into the Walmart, get your layaway and pay a penny, one penny, and you get your layaway", Perry said in the video post.

'Tyler Perry's generous donation is making an unbelievable difference for so many families, and we can't thank him enough for his kindness, ' Jenkins told the publication in a statement.

Perry advised the people that they'd have to spend a penny to get the items.

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"It's time for me to kill that old bitch, I'm exhausted, man", he said. "So, Merry Christmas to everybody".

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, any items placed on layaway at the East Point and Douglasville stores before 9:30 a.m. December 6, were included in Perry's payments.

A Walmart spokeswoman confirmed to CNN the actor and filmmaker paid off $432,635 worth of layaway items at two stores in the Atlanta metro area.

The "Madea" creator said he knew people were going through "hard times" and were "struggling" but he said he was "grateful to be able to be in a position to do this". Her husband and the team's former owner, Tom Benson, passed away in March.

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