Tyler Perry Plays Santa Claus … Drops Over $ 400K for Holiday Shoppers
12/6/2018 10:14 AM PST
Christmas came early for a bunch of lucky Walmart customers … because Tyler Perry just picked up their tabs.
Sources close to the situation tell TMZ … the famous actor and filmmaker wrote a couple big checks to 2 Atlanta area Walmarts Thursday, to cover the cost of outstanding layaway items that were registered at the stores as of this morning.
We’re told Perry dropped $ 178k at one store in ATL and another $ 256k at a nearby store in Douglasville.
All the customers have to do to collect their outstanding items is pay a penny at pickup … as Tyler just explained in a video about the awesome gesture.
I was trying to do this anonymously but oh well!!! pic.twitter.com/T0dhRHyU66
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) December 6, 2018
Add this to a laundry list of charitable acts by Tyler in 2018 — including buying an old friend’s mom a house and hooking up Geoffrey Owens with an acting gig — and it’s safe to say he’s on the nice list.