Tyler Perry Drops Over 430K to Pay Off Walmart Layaway Balances Rashad Grove
08 December, 2018, 03:16
After reports started circulating that the powerhouse filmmaker paid off nearly 1,500 people's bills by donating $432,635 to two locations of the retail titan, Perry took to Twitter to reveal himself as their Secret Santa.
Perry captioned the video, which has been "liked" over 78,000 times at the time of this writing, "I was trying to do this anonymously but oh well!"
As Perry explained, he paid off the bills for all items under layaway before 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, and all people have to do is go into the Walmart location and pay a single penny.
Christmas came early for hundreds of families thanks to Tyler Perry. "The heartfelt excitement and joy we're seeing from our customers as a result of his holiday gift has been touching". All the lucky shoppers have to do is pay one penny at the time of pick-up to take their items home. "So I just wanted to go ahead and tell you!"
The company was quick to express its gratitude for his act of kindness. "So, Merry Christmas to everybody".
Tyler Perry is in the spirit of the season.
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.