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Tyler Perry pays for everyone's layaway items at two Atlanta Walmart locations

07 December 2018

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.

Perry shared a video on Twitter announcing that he paid off all the layaways at two Walmart stores on Thursday.

"Merry Christmas, everybody, you have to go into the Walmart and get your layaway, pay a penny - one penny - and you get your layaway", he grinned.

'I know it's hard times, a lot of people are struggling, ' he said.

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'I have paid for all of your layaways for Christmas, ' said Perry.

"You gotta go into the Walmart, get your layaway, pay a penny, one penny, and you get your layaway", he continued. 'So, Merry Christmas to everybody'.

It happened at stores in Vermont, New York, Colorado and Pennsylvania.

The segment aired on "Good Morning America" Dec. 6, when Benson was the only known Santa.

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While Benson and Perry's efforts have been made public, the other individuals have retained their anonymity.

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.

Benson is the sole owner of the Saints.

A Walmart manager at the Douglasville location said there's usually about 1,000 layaway accounts at the store during the holidays, according to the newspaper.

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Tyler Perry pays for everyone's layaway items at two Atlanta Walmart locations