Writer, director, producer, and actor Tyler Perry paid off more than $400,000 Walmart Christmas layaways recently in and around his Atlanta home.
What are the details?
On Thursday, Perry shared a Twitter video telling his followers that if they had layaways at the Walmart locations in East Point, Georgia, or Douglasville, Georgia, to go pick them up — as they'd been paid off.
Perry captioned the video, which has been "liked" over 78,000 times at the time of this writing, "I was trying to do this anonymously but oh well!!!"
According to a CNN report, Tyler dropped about $432,000 on people's layaways.
In the video, Perry said, "I was trying to do this anonymously, but due to some circumstances ... you know how nothing stays secret these days, I just wanted to go ahead and tell you."
Perry went on to reveal the big news and locations impacted by his generosity.
"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, a lot of people struggle, and I'm just really, really grateful to be in a position to do this, so God bless you, go get your stuff," he closed. "Merry Christmas!"
I was trying to do this anonymously but oh well!!! pic.twitter.com/T0dhRHyU66
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) December 6, 2018
What did Walmart say?
In response to Perry's video, Walmart tweeted their thanks.
The retailer wrote, "Anonymous or not, we hope you know that you just made Christmas for so many families. You went above and beyond. Thank you #SparkKindness."
Anonymous or not, we hope you know that you just made Christmas for so many families. You went above and beyond. Thank you 💙 #SparkKindness
— Walmart (@Walmart) December 6, 2018