Tyler Perry is spreading the vacation cheer one layaway at a time.
The Vice actor, 49, shared the information in a video he shared on Twitter Thursday through which he admitted he tried “to do that anonymously” however failed.
“Making an attempt to do that anonymously however, um, on account of some circumstances y’all know the way nothing stays secret as of late,” he stated. “So, I simply wished to go forward and inform you.”
Perry defined, “In case you have a layaway on the Walmart at 844 Cleveland Avenue in East Level, Georgia — in Atlanta — or in case you have a layaway on the Walmart at 7001 Concourse Parkway in Douglasville, Georgia — in case you have a layaway at both place and it was in there as of 9:30 this morning, it was already in layaway earlier than 9:30 this morning — I’ve paid for all your layaways for Christmas.”
A layaway permits prospects to order gadgets at a retailer by making a deposit and paying the steadiness later at pick-up.
I used to be making an attempt to do that anonymously however oh nicely!!! pic.twitter.com/T0dhRHyU66
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) December 6, 2018
Taking a pause to stifle his laughter, Perry continued, “So, Merry Christmas to everyone.”
“It’s important to go into the Walmart, get your layaway, pay a penny — one penny — and also you get your layaway,” he shared. “I do know it’s laborious occasions, lots of people are struggling. I’m simply actually, actually grateful to have the ability to be ready to do that.”
He added, “God bless you, go get your stuff, Merry Christmas!”
Nameless or not, we hope you recognize that you simply simply made Christmas for thus many households. You went above and past. Thanks #SparkKindness
— Walmart (@Walmart) December 6, 2018
A spokesperson for Walmart tells PEOPLE the Acrimony director paid about $434,000 in layaway gadgets — merchandise that have been ordered by 1,500 individuals forward of the vacation season.
The corporate responded to the actor’s act of kindness, in a response posted on Twitter, “Nameless or not, we hope you recognize that you simply simply made Christmas for thus many households. You went above and past. Thanks #SparkKindness.”