Perry also said in the video that he intended the layaway payments to be anonymous, adding, "You know nothing stays secret these days".
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Perry was inspired by a segment on "Good Morning America" about Secret Santas that have paid off layaways in Vermont, Colorado, New York, Pennslyvania, and Louisiana. Tyler Perry just reminded everyone of the true meaning of the season.
Perry spent about $434,000 on the holiday surprise, but there is a catch: His gift is only for items put on layaway at those stores before 9:30 a.m. December 6.
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He also had played for the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners from 2008 to 2016. According to Fletcher, Valbuena and Castillo played in a Venezuelan league game Thursday night.
'Tyler Perry's generous donation is making an unbelievable difference for so many families, and we can't thank him enough for his kindness, ' Jenkins told the publication in a statement.
The "Madea" creator said he knew people were going through "hard times" and were "struggling" but he said he was "grateful to be able to be in a position to do this". God bless you, go get your stuff, Merry Christmas!'
"Talk about a Merry Christmas!" Thank you Tyler for this lovely gift!
In recent weeks, anonymous good Samaritans have paid off all layaway items in four Walmart stores in different parts of the country - a total of more than $130,000.