Tyler Perry Surprises Layaway Shoppers At Two Atlanta-Area Walmarts

Tyler Perry Surprises Layaway Shoppers At Two Atlanta-Area Walmarts

Tyler Perry Pays Over $430K For Walmart Layaway Gifts In Atlanta

Shoppers at two Walmart locations in Atlanta have gotten quite the holiday surprise if they had any items of layaway since Tyler Perry has paid every bill at each location.

Christmas came early for a bunch of lucky Walmart customers. because Tyler Perry just picked up their tabs.

It happened at stores in Vermont, New York, Colorado and Pennsylvania.

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Perry said he had planned to remain anonymous, but "due to some circumstances" news of the generous act leaked, and he made a decision to post a video on Twitter revealing which stores' layaway tabs he paid.

"Tyler Perry's generous donation is making an unbelievable difference for so many families, and we can't thank him enough for his kindness", read a statement from the company.

"I know it's hard times, a lot of people are struggling", Perry said. "You went above and beyond".

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In order to pick up their items, customers will have to pay one cent, Perry said.

Perry also said in the video that he intended the layaway payments to be anonymous, adding, "You know nothing stays secret these days".

Perry was inspired to join in the spirit of giving this holiday season after seeing "Good Morning America's" story on New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson.

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A Walmart spokeswoman confirmed to CNN the actor and filmmaker paid off $432,635 worth of layaway items at two stores in the Atlanta metro area.

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