Tyler Perry Pays Over $430K For Walmart Layaway Gifts In Atlanta

Tyler Perry paid off more than $400,000 worth of layaways at two Georgia Walmart stores

Tyler Perry paid off more than $400,000 worth of layaways at two Georgia Walmart stores

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

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!

In a video posted to Twitter, Perry told his 5.6 million Twitter followers that if you had an outstanding layaway item at either location before 9:30 Thursday morning, it is now paid.

"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.

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