Celebrities get a lot of press for the philanthropy they do, and it’s usually big picture stuff. Donating to foundations, for example. Less often, a celebrity will do something so specific that it changes lives instantly. Tyler Perry just made some Georgia families’ Christmas even better than they ever imagined it could be.
Perry, 49, just paid off the layaways at two Atlanta Walmarts to the tune of $434,000. Yes, you read that correctly. Watch his video Tweet below.
I was trying to do this anonymously but oh well!!! pic.twitter.com/T0dhRHyU66
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) December 6, 2018
Here is the transcript of his video, in case you can’t watch it.
“Trying to do this anonymously but, um, due to some circumstances y’all know how nothing stays secret these days,” he said. “So, I just wanted to go ahead and tell you.”
“If you have a layaway at the Walmart at 844 Cleveland Avenue in East Point, Georgia — in Atlanta — or if you have a layaway at the Walmart at 7001 Concourse Parkway in Douglasville, Georgia — if you have a layaway at either place and it was in there as of 9:30 this morning, it was already in layaway before 9:30 this morning — I have paid for all of your layaways for Christmas.”