Tyler Perry is a good man!
The entertainment mogul surprised thousands of shoppers on Wednesday (Apr. 8) by purchasing all the groceries during senior shopping hours.
Perry, who was born and raised in New Orleans, paid for groceries at 44 Kroger stores in Atlanta, and 29 Winn-Dixie stores across Louisiana during at-risk shopping hours.
On Twitter, the supermarket companies thanked Perry for his generosity and applauded him for giving back to his community.
👏 @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
“We would like to join our customers in thanking Mr. Perry for his kindness and generosity during this unprecedented pandemic,” said Felix Turner, manager of corporate affairs for Kroger’s Atlanta Division.
“Thank you to our friend @tylerperry for paying it forward by purchasing groceries for elderly and high-risk #winndixie customers shopping at Louisiana stores this morning,” Winn-Dixie tweeted Wednesday. “Winn-Dixie applauds your love for community and sincere generosity. #StrongerTogether #WinningTogether.”>
It’s well noted that Perry has always been a giver to the people!
Tina Knowles-Lawson pointed out this fact on Instagram: “And this is why I love Tyler Perry ! When something touches his heart he is more than generous he goes for it without any second thoughts! His generosity is boundless, My favorite scripture is“To those who much is given, much is required” Tyler epitomizes that scripture. I have seen him silently with no fanfare purchase a specialized van for someone challenged by physical limitations who he just met. He has a huge heart!!❤️❤️❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 There are guardian angels many of them and God sends them when we least expect it , just in the nick of time. 🙏🏾❤️ Trust God🙏🏾”
People also took to social media to share their experiences as well as their support.
My mom went to Winn Dixie this morning and as she went to check out they told her that Tyler Perry was paying for everyone in the stores groceries!! What a blessing he is!!! @tylerperry
— Connie (@ccbklein) April 8, 2020
So I went get some stuff for lunch today at the Winn Dixie by my house in br.. go to the register to pay and apparently Tyler Perry is paying for everyone’s groceries at that store right now.. not a bad way to start a Wednesday
— Kaylin Richard (@kaylinrichard13) April 8, 2020