Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Tyler Perry pays off more than $430,000 in layaways ahead of Christmas

Tyler Perry pays off more than $430,000 in layaways ahead of Christmas

We're told Perry dropped $178k at one store in ATL and another $256k at a nearby store in Douglasville.

The 49-year-old entertainment mogul took to Twitter on Thursday with a clip in which he explained his generous act of paying more than $434,000 in layaway goods at two Atlanta-area Walmart stores as Christmas approaches. "I just don't want to be her age, playing her". You went above and beyond. "So, Merry Christmas to everybody".

He says he knows people are struggling and he's just "really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this". "So, Merry Christmas everybody, you gotta go into the Walmart, get your layaway, pay a penny, one penny, and you get your layaway".

It happened at stores in Vermont, New York, Colorado and Pennsylvania. She paid over $93,000 to cover approximately 400 layaways at the Walmart located on Tchoupitoulas Street and became the focus of most of the morning show's story. Thank you Tyler for this handsome gift!


Gayle Benson owner of the New Orleans Saints reacts before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 18, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In a social media video, Perry said Thursday he meant to do the good deed anonymously, "but nothing stays secret these days".

A Walmart manager at the Douglasville location said there's usually about 1,000 layaway accounts at the store during the holidays, according to the newspaper.

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