Tyler Perry pays off more than $430,000 in layaways ahead of Christmas

08 December, 2018, 03:18 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Tyler Perry Surprises Layaway Shoppers At Two Atlanta-Area Walmarts

Though the movie star tried to do the good deed anonymously, he says that unforeseen circumstances revealed him as the Secret Santa.

Spreading the wealth to those is need is no new act for Perry, as all throughout 2018, he has practiced this gesture.

The money paid outstanding layaway bills for two Atlanta-area Walmart stores - 844 Cleveland Avenue in East Point, Georgia and 7001 Concourse Parkway in Douglasville, Georgia.

Perry shared a video on Twitter announcing that he paid off all the layaways at two Walmart stores on Thursday.

Perry's gesture applied to layaways that were already in the stores as of 9:30 a.m. local time on December 6. A layaway allows a customer to reserve a product at a retailer and pay for it over time.

"Talk about a Merry Christmas!".


"God Bless, go get your stuff, Merry Christmas", Perry said. Eastern Time on Thursday, Dec. 6.

In recent weeks, anonymous good Samaritans have paid off all layaway items in four Walmart stores in different parts of the country - a total of more than $130,000.

While Benson and Perry's efforts have been made public, the other individuals have retained their anonymity.

Perry was inspired to join in the spirit of giving this holiday season after seeing "Good Morning America's" story on New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson.

Perry plunked down around $434,000 to cover the costs of the layaway items on order for around 1,500 customers, Walmart spokesperson LeMia Jenkins told People.

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