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EntertainmentTyler Perry covers $434k worth of Walmart layaways for holiday shoppers

23:05  06 december  2018
23:05  06 december  2018 Source:   wonderwall.com

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Are we totally sure that Tyler Perry isn't Santa Claus?

The famed actor and filmmaker flexed his generosity and his wallet on Thursday, dropping well over $400,000 at two Atlanta-area Walmarts to cover the cost of all outstanding layaway items.

Tyler Perry covers $434k worth of Walmart layaways for holiday shoppers© Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock Tyler Perry attends the

TMZ said Tyler wrote a check for $178,000 to one Atlanta store, and another for $256,000 at a Douglasville, Georgia, store. If someone at those stores had an item on layaway before 9:30 AM, Tyler footed almost the entire bill… customers won't have to pay a penny to pick up the items.

Tyler claimed he didn't want notoriety for the gesture and actually wanted to do it anonymously, but he fessed up to it on Twitter on Dec. 6 after word began spreading that he was the mystery man with deep pockets.

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Walmart customers in Longmont were shocked to discover all their layaway items had been paid for McMillan, who said the holidays are a financial struggle for her family Another family whose items were paid off by the mystery shopper said they donated the hundreds of dollars they saved to charity.

"You all know how nothing stays secret these days," he said. "I have paid for all of your layaways for Christmas, so Merry Christmas to everybody."

As for why he decided to do the random act of kindness, he said, "I know it's hard times and a lot of people are struggling and I'm just really, really grateful to be in a position to do this, so God bless you."

He ended his video by telling the Walmart customers, "Go get your stuff!"

Tyler is reportedly worth $600 million, so he can afford it. Regardless of his wealth, it's a very cool and generous gesture.

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Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber pay for Walmart layaway gifts following Tyler Perry and Kid Rock's holiday efforts.
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber have joined the growing group of starts who have played surprise layaway benefactors this holiday season. Cindy, 52, and Rande, 56, settled the tab for layaway customers at a Compton, California Walmart location. The stunning couple, parents to 17-year-old daughter Kaia and 19-year-old son Presley Gerber, were 'inspired by Kid Rock and Tyler Perry’s generosity' and as a result, 'hundreds of families will have very happy children this Christmas thanks to the Gerber family,' an insider told Page Six Monday.

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