Tyler Perry Pays Off $430,000 Worth Of Layaways For X-Mas Shoppers
Tis the season!
Nothing like holiday cheer to get you in the mood. Tyler Perry is spreading plenty of it this Dec. after he revealed that he paid off almost 1,500 people's layaway fees at two Walmarts in Georgia.
Perry announced the news in a sweet video on Twitter on Thursday (Dec. 6). "I was trying to do this anonymously," he said in the video. "So I just wanted to go ahead and tell you, if you have a layaway at Walmart at 844 Cleveland Avenue in East Point, GA, in Atlanta, or if you have a layaway at the Walmart at 7001 Concourse Parkway in Douglasville, GA...if you have a layaway at either place and it was in there as of 9:30 this morning...I have paid for all of your layaways for Christmas. So Merry Christmas to everybody."
In order to retrieve their belongings, shoppers will only have to pay one penny at the counter. "I know it's hard times, a lot of people are struggling and I'm just really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this," the filmmaker added. "So God bless you, go get your stuff, and Merry Christmas."
A spokesperson for Walmart also released a statement to E! News following the announcement. "Tyler Perry's generous donation is making an unbelievable difference for so many families, and we can't thank him enough for his kindness. The heartfelt excitement and joy we're seeing from our customers as a result of his holiday gift has been touching," it reads.
According to E!, Perry spent $432,635 at Walmart on the customers' layaways. Kudos to Tyler Perry for the kind gesture.