Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Tyler Perry pays off $430K worth of layaways

Tyler Perry pays off $430K worth of layaways

Perry said he had planned to remain anonymous, but "due to some circumstances" news of the generous act leaked, and he made a decision to post a video on Twitter revealing which stores' layaway tabs he paid.

He then told people that if they had items on layaway at two Atlanta-area locations (in East Point, and Douglasville, Georgia) prior to 9:30 a.m. Thursday that they wouldn't have to pay for any of those items.

Perry explained, 'Trying to do this anonymously but, um, due to some circumstances y'all know how nothing stays secret these days, so, I just wanted to go ahead and tell you'. To get the layaway, customers must pay a penny. Well, almost. Individuals with items on reserve in those stores can go pick them up for a single penny.

A tweet from Tyler Perry announced the kind move, as the actor known for his famous "Madea" franchise confirmed he was paying off $434,000 worth of layaway orders in Georgia.

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"It's time for me to kill that old bitch, I'm exhausted, man", he said. "So, God bless you, go get your stuff and Merry Christmas", Perry said in his Twitter video.

"I know it's hard times, a lot of people are struggling", Perry said.

The company was quick to express its gratitude for his act of kindness.

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.

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