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

Ruben Ruiz
December 8, 2018

We're told Perry dropped $178k at one store in ATL and another $256k at a nearby store in Douglasville.

Perry provided gifts to some people in need in the Atlanta area.

Filmmaker and funnyman Tyler Perry spread some holiday spirit to several families in Atlanta after the actor paid off over $430,000 in layaways at two Walmart locations earlier this week.

For those who don't know, a layaway lets a customer reserve a product at a store and pay for it over time.

"I have paid for all of your layaways for Christmas", Perry said smiling. "I know it's hard times, a lot of people are struggling and I'm just really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this". "So, Merry Christmas to everybody".

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Perry also said in the video that he intended the layaway payments to be anonymous, adding, "You know nothing stays secret these days". The mystery man who paid off layaways and other purchases in Derby, Vermont told another customer that he was "Santa".

Like Perry, Benson had hoped to remain anonymous, but enough media outlets picked up the story that the New Orleans Saints confirmed her good deed on Thursday.

The "Madea" creator shelled out more than $400,000 to pay for all the layaway items at one of the retail giant's locations in East Point and another in Douglasville, according to local station WSB-TV 2.

Benson is the sole owner of the Saints.

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