Coronavirus: Tyler Perry pays for seniors’ groceries at 73 stores across Atlanta, New Orleans

Coronavirus - Tyler Perry pays for seniors’ groceries at 73 stores

Media mogul Tyler Perry surprised seniors across two states Wednesday, paying the groceries bills for shoppers at 73 different stores.

A Kroger spokesman confirmed that Perry, 50 paid for the groceries of senior and higher-risk shoppers at 44 stores in the metro Atlanta area, WSB-TV reported. Perry also paid the bills for customers at 29 Winn-Dixie stores in his native New Orleans during the hour reserved for older customers during the coronavirus pandemic, People reported.

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“We would like to join our customers in thanking Mr. Perry for his kindness and generosity during this unprecedented pandemic. It was truly a pleasure to see our customers fill with joy and gratitude as the news spread throughout 44 stores across metro Atlanta,” the Kroger spokesman told WSB.

On Sunday, Perry left a $500 tip for every out-of-work server at Houston’s restaurant in Atlanta, for a grand total of $21,000.

Perry is known for his charitable acts in the Atlanta area and around the world. Last year, he paid the funeral expenses for a murder victim, her daughter’s college expenses and made sure her family was not evicted from their home. Police said Tynesha Evans’ boyfriend killed her at a bank in North Fulton County in March 2019.

After Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas last year, Perry flew a private plane filled with supplies to the islands.

In 2018, Perry paid off $400,000 in Christmas layaways at two Atlanta-area Walmarts.