Tyler admitted he wanted for his act of charity to be anonymous, but given that "nothing can stay secret", he felt the need to announce his good deed.
The actor and filmmaker, one of the highest-paid men in entertainment, played Santa and paid off nearly 1,500 people's bills for their layaways at two Walmarts in Georgia, E!
"I know it's hard times, a lot of people are struggling", Perry said.
"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.
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. Putting an item on layaway allows customers to make small payments on items until they pay in full and can retrieve their product. Thank you Tyler for this handsome gift! 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.