Tyler Perry pays off $400K worth of layaways

Tyler Perry pays off $400K worth of layaways

Tyler Perry pays off $400K worth of layaways

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.

"I was trying to do this anonymously, but due to some circumstances ya'll know how nothing stays secret these days, so I just wanted to go ahead and tell you", Perry explained in a video before listing the addresses of the two Walmart stores where the layaways were paid off.

On Thursday (Nov 6), the Hollywood mogul confirmed on social media that he donated a whopping $430,000 to two local Walmarts to pay off both stores' layaway bills!

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Walmart also expressed thanks to Perry on Twitter, writing, "Anonymous or not, we hope you know that you just made Christmas for so many families". Customers only have to one penny to pick up their items.

"Merry Christmas, everybody, you have to go into the Walmart and get your layaway, pay a penny - one penny - and you get your layaway", he grinned. "I know it's hard times". You went above and beyond.

The company was quick to express its gratitude for his act of kindness. Tyler Perry just reminded everyone of the true meaning of the season.

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"Talk about a Merry Christmas! THANK YOU! #SparkKindness", a representative for Walmart tweeted.

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