Tyler Perry plays 'Secret Santa,' pays off $434000 in Walmart layaways

Tyler Perry Surprises Layaway Shoppers At Two Atlanta-Area Walmarts

Though the movie star tried to do the good deed anonymously, he says that unforeseen circumstances revealed him as the Secret Santa.

News that Perry donated $432,635 to the stores.

Tyler Perry gave hundreds of Georgia shoppers the gift of financial relief this holiday season by picking up the tab on their layaways at Walmart!

Technically, the items had to be in layaway before 9:30 a.m.

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

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The Madea's Family Reunion actor explained how he knows the struggle at this time of year and is just grateful to be able to help out. 'So, Merry Christmas to everybody'.

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

Writer, director, producer, and actor Tyler Perry paid off more than $400,000 Walmart Christmas layaways recently in and around his Atlanta home.

Gayle Benson owner of the New Orleans Saints reacts before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 18, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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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