Tyler Perry Pays Off More Than $430,000 In Layaways Just In Time For Christmas
Tyler Perry paid off more than $430,000 in layaway items at Walmart
Tyler Perry is spreading holiday cheer in his city of Atlanta. On Thursday Tyler Perry paid off $432,635 worth of layaway items at two Walmart stores.
A Walmart spokeswoman confirmed that the actor and filmmaker paid off $432,635 worth of layaway items at two stores in the Atlanta metro area.
“I know it’s a hard time, a lot of people are struggling and I’m just really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this,” Perry said in the video, adding that his intention had originally been for his contribution to remain anonymous.
“God Bless, go get your stuff, Merry Christmas,” Tyler Perry said.
Santa should probably step aside this year.
Tyler Perry paid off a whopping $432,635 worth of layaway items – and that’s the exact kind of holiday cheer we need right about now.
More Christmas miracles like this, please.
Perry took to Twitter to announce that he was covering an incredible amount of layaway items at two Walmart stores in Atlanta.
Tyler Perry isn’t the only secret Santa who has granted a whole lot of holiday cheer.
Nashville Walmart shoppers also received an early holiday gift thanks to Kid Rock.
Kid Rock paid off the balances of 350 layaway accounts at a Walmart store in Nashville.
The singer paid off all of the remaining layaway balances at the Dickerson Pike Walmart, the store said, “bringing incredible joy to about 350 families in Nashville.”
Kid Rock said he was inspired by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, who recently paid off more than $430,00 in layaways at an Atlanta Walmart.
Kid Rock took to Twitter Friday saying,
@tylerperry Great idea! I followed your lead and paid off the layaway at my local Walmart in Nashville. Merry Christmas and God Bless You!
The musician gave the 3458 Dickerson Pike store about $81,000 to pay down all of the accounts, said Tom Meyer, the store’s manager.
“Kudos to Kid Rock for making such a gesture in our community,” Meyer said. “I think that’s a pretty Nashville proud moment.”
Celebrities haven’t been alone in spreading acts of kindness this holiday season.
In recent weeks, anonymous good Samaritans have paid off layaway items in four Walmart stores in different parts of the country — a total of more than $130,000.
A Secret Santa appeared in a Walmart in Derby, Vermont last month and paid for the purchases of almost everyone in the store, including the charges on layaway.
An anonymous buyer paid for $57,000 in layaway items at a Uniondale, New York, store while another spent $44,000 in a Longmont, Colorado, store and a third shelled out $29,000 at a Walmart in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, a Walmart spokesman confirmed.
American Snippets would love to see this become a movement across the county. We are committed to spreading this message and getting other people involved so together we can help as many families as possible.