Tyler Perry Raised Spirits After Paying Off Over $430K in Layaway Items at 2 Georgia Walmart Stores
By Cecilio Leacock IBexclusive News Thursday, December 06, 2018.
(IBEXNews) -Tyler Perry decided to spread some Christmas spirit by paying off all of the layaway items at 2 different Walmart stores.
Walmart confirmed to IBEX News that Perry wrote checks totaling more than $430,000 between the two stores in Atlanta and Douglasville, Georgia, on Thursday.
Perry was inspired when he saw a story about the owner of the New Orleans Saints paying off layaway items at a Walmart in New Orleans.
According to a post on his Instagram account, Perry meant for the act of kindness to remain anonymous, but was happy to help.
"I know it's a hard time, a lot of people are struggling, I'm just really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this, so God bless you, go get your stuff, Merry Christmas," Perry said.
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Perry said in order for people to pick up their items, they will have to pay one penny.