Tyler Perry pays off over $430K in layaways at 2 Walmart locations

Tyler Perry attends the New York premiere of Nobody’s Fool in New York City. More

Tyler Perry attends the New York premiere of Nobody’s Fool in New York City. More

Perry's holiday gift totals roughly $430,000.

The actor and filmmaker, one of the highest-paid men in entertainment, played Santa and paid off nearly 1,500 people's bills for their layaways at two Walmarts in Georgia, E!

Technically, the items had to be in layaway before 9:30 a.m. He says he knows people are struggling and he's just "really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this".

Perry posted a video telling his followers that if they had layaways at the Walmart stores in East Point and Douglasville, Ga., before 9:30 a.m. on December 6, 2018, that they would only have to pay a penny to retrieve them. A layaway allows a customer to reserve a product at a retailer and pay for it over time. You went above and beyond. "Merry Christmas", Perry said to close his video.

Who needs Santa Claus when you have Tyler Claus?

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.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, any items placed on layaway at the East Point and Douglasville stores before 9:30 a.m. December 6, were included in Perry's payments.

Benson is the sole owner of the Saints.

A Walmart manager at the Douglasville location told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the store usually has about 1,000 layaway accounts at this time of year.

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