The act of kindness took place at two Atlanta area Walmarts. The producer is in the midst of a lucrative deal that runs through 2024.
The “Madea” creator shelled out more than $400,000 to pay for all the layaway items at one of the retail giant’s locations in East Point and another in Douglasville, according to local station WSB-TV 2.
He intended to keep the generous donation under wraps — but made the announcement in a Twitter video Thursday after the word quickly spread.
“I know it’s hard times, everyone’s struggling and I’m just really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this,” Perry said in the video. “So, God bless you, go get your stuff. Merry Christmas!”
Anyone who had items on layaway before 9:30 a.m. Thursday is covered — and will only need to pay one penny to retrieve their items, Perry said.