Christmas is the season of giving, and filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry is bringing holiday cheer to families in Georgia.
"I was trying to do this anonymously, but due to some circumstances... y'all know how nothing stays secret these days," Perry said in a video post on Facebook and Twitter.
Perry said anyone who has layaway items at the Walmart location at 844 Cleveland Avenue in East Point or at the store at 7001 Concourse Parkway in Dougasville, as of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, will find he has paid for all those items in full.
“You gotta go into the Walmart, get your layaway and pay a penny, one penny and you get your layaway,” Perry said in the video.
Perry went on to say, "I know it's hard times, a lot of people are struggling, I'm just really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this," he excitedly said. "So, God bless you. Go get your stuff! Merry Christmas!"
A Walmart spokeswoman confirmed to CNN that Perry paid off $432,635 worth of layaway items.