Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry brightened the day for thousands of senior citizens in Georgia and Louisiana Wednesday. At 73 stores during the hours reserved for the elderly, shoppers received a big surprise when it was time to check out. They didn’t have to pay a dime.
👏 @tylerperry paid it forward and purchased groceries for nearly 3,000 senior shoppers today at Kroger stores across Atlanta. You can see how much this means by the look on their faces. Thank you, Tyler, for your generosity! 💙 pic.twitter.com/L57nfNqm3g
— Kroger (@kroger) April 8, 2020
The 50-year-old movie mogul purchased the groceries for certain shoppers at 44 Kroger stores in Atlanta and 29 Winn-Dixie stores in New Orleans. Perry’s generosity covered the hauls of elderly people shopping during the hour reserved for them amid the global health crisis.
Perry currently lives in Atlanta and grew up in New Orleans. The receipts for those whose groceries were paid for were reportedly signed “Atlanta Angel.”
Some of the shoppers’ reactions were caught on camera.
What an incredible surprise for thousands of grocery shoppers this morning!
Today, Louisiana's own Tyler Perry paid for groceries of every shopper at all 29 Louisiana Winn-Dixie stores during their special shopping hour for seniors and those at risk. @tylerperry @WWLTV pic.twitter.com/GMmmJI7sTw
— Erika Ferrando WWLTV (@ErikaFerrandoTV) April 8, 2020
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