Business Tyler Perry Just Paid Off 2 Walmart Layaway Departments in Atlanta Published 5 days ago on December 7, 2018 By Frank Couper Share Tweet Actor, comedian, and filmmaker Tyler Perry is perhaps best known for his “Madea” character and his long-running sitcom, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. But after today, he’s probably going to be best known for his generosity towards a very specific group of people shopping at very specificWalmart locations around Atlanta, his longtime hometown. On Thursday morning, at the East Point and Douglasville locations of the retail store, Perry paid off the entire Walmart layaway department. Well, almost. Individuals with items on reserve in those stores can go pick them up for a single penny. Perry took to Twitter to announce his good deed, not so much to flaunt his generosity as to simply put it out there. He says it’s hard to keep anything anonymous these days (and he’s right), and noted that he was inspired by the recent story about an anonymous man who paid off an entire Walmart layaway department in Vermont. “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 this. So, God bless you, go get your stuff, merry Christmas,” Perry said in the video he posted to Twitter. Technically, the items had to be in layaway before 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, Dec. 6. That’s the cutoff because that’s when Perry says he paid off the accounts. A Walmart manager at the Douglasville location told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that while she’d seen good samaritans pay off the occasional account, she’d never seen anyone pay off the entire department in one go. “It shows that we know there’s still good people in the world,” she said. This story was originally published by Fortune Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:BriefinglayawayRetailWalmartwalmart holiday layaway Up Next Hands on: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx reference laptop is a fresh attempt to be faster Don't Miss Black Panther Makes History as First Superhero Movie to Nab Golden Globe Best Drama Nomination Continue Reading You may like How Eddie Redmayne Inspired Glossier’s Best-Selling Cleanser Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Granted Bail in Canada in Extradition Case That Has Roiled U.S.-China Relations Fatal Uber Self-Driving Car Accident Could Have Been Prevented, Says Former Manager Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics18 mins ago Celebs hawking Cîroc vodka didn’t mention paid ad deal: FTC Sean “Diddy” Combs helped to make Cîroc a best-selling vodka — but he and scores of other celebs never said... Business1 hour ago How Eddie Redmayne Inspired Glossier’s Best-Selling Cleanser Glossier, the hit e-commerce beauty brand that recently opened a flagship store in New York, announced Tuesday that it will... Local2 hours ago Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou has said she will contest allegations of fraud Donald Trump says he could... Local3 hours ago ‘If you Google the word idiot, a picture of Donald Trump comes up?’ Google’s Chief executive Sundar Pichai went in front of US Congress to defend his company to lawmakers. He faced questions... Entertainment3 hours ago Duchess Meghan Gives a Sweet Nod to Father-in-Law Prince Charles Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images A sweet statement! Duchess Meghan gave a... Most Read Local1 week ago Wilder v Fury: Stunning draw in the WBC world heavyweight title fight Sports5 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports5 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?