Actor and Comedian Tyler Perry, in an incredible display of generosity during the unfolding Coronavirus pandemic, decided to secretly pick up the tab for elderly shoppers at 73 grocery stores in Atlanta and New Orleans. As The New York Post reports:
Tyler Perry is giving back during the coronavirus pandemic by secretly picking up the tab for older shoppers at 73 grocery stores across Atlanta and New Orleans, a source confirmed to Page Six.
“He wanted to do something special to provide immediate relief for some of the most vulnerable in the two cities he considers home,” People quoted a source as saying Wednesday afternoon.
CONFIRMED: @tylerperry paid for all groceries during Seniors Hour at 44 Atlanta-area @Kroger stores. Look at these faces — you can see the smiles and tears through the masks! pic.twitter.com/MIm7F5Hssr
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) April 8, 2020
Perry, 50, picked two regional chains for his largesse: 44 Kroger stores in Atlanta, Georgia — his home state — and 29 Winn-Dixie stores in New Orleans. As a number of chains are doing, the two retailers reserved special hours for elderly shoppers, Perry “targeted” the stores during that time.
It’s nice to see a celebrity finally step up to the plate for those less fortunate instead of attempting to focus on trying to blame politicians.