Tyler Perry pays off layaway items at 2 Georgia Walmart stores

Tyler Perry Surprises Layaway Shoppers At Two Atlanta-Area Walmarts

Famous writer and filmmaker Tyler Perry is getting into the giving spirit by giving almost half-a-million dollars to pay for other people's holiday purchases.

Christmas came early for a bunch of lucky Walmart customers. because Tyler Perry just picked up their tabs.

The locally based entertainment mogul announced on Twitter Thursday that he had paid off all the items on layaway at the Walmarts in Douglasville and East Point.

"Tyler Perry's generous donation is making an unbelievable difference for so many families, and we can't thank him enough for his kindness", read a statement from the company.

"God Bless, go get your stuff, Merry Christmas", Perry said.

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A Walmart manager at the Douglasville location told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that while she'd seen good samaritans pay off the occasional account, she'd never seen anyone pay off the entire department in one go.

In order for the shoppers to receive the items Perry paid for, they must pay one penny.

"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 this".

"So Merry Christmas to everybody", he added.

Perry said he was inspired after seeing a "Good Morning America" segment on "Walmart Secret Santas". Shortly after TMZ reported that the director and actor had written big checks to two stores in the Atlanta area, Perry confirmed the news on Twitter.

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