Tyler Perry pays off $434,000 worth of layaway at Atlanta WalMart stores

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Perry announced the good deed on Twitter, telling his followers that while he preferred to remain anonymous, "nothing stays secret these days".

Spreading the wealth to those is need is no new act for Perry, as all throughout 2018, he has practiced this gesture. Perry, who was born in Louisiana, has owned a home in the Atlanta area for years.

Perry, who intended the gift to be anonymous, confirmed the move in a video posted Thursday to Twitter.

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. A layaway allows a customer to reserve a product at a retailer and pay for it over time.

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"I have paid for all of your layaways for Christmas", Perry said smiling.

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". "So God bless you, go get your stuff, Merry Christmas!" 'So, Merry Christmas to everybody'.

In recent weeks, Secret Santas have paid off all layaway items in four other Walmart stores across the country - more than $130,000 as of Tuesday.

Perry plunked down around $434,000 to cover the costs of the layaway items on order for around 1,500 customers, Walmart spokesperson LeMia Jenkins told People.

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