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Tyler Perry pays off more than $430,000 in layaways at Walmart

Tyler Perry pays off more than $430,000 in layaways at Walmart

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BY ELIZABETH TYREE

ATLANTA, Ga. (CIRCA VIA WSET) -- Santa, we mean Tyler Perry, is spreading the Christmas spirit in his city.

The 'Madea' star shared a video on Twitter announcing that he paid off layaway items Thursday, totaling $432,635.

A Walmart spokesperson told CNN that the actor paid off the layaway items at two stores in the Atlanta area.

"I know it's a hard time, a lot of people are struggling and I'm just really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this," Perry said in the video. "God Bless, go get your stuff, Merry Christmas."

He said he tried to remain anonymous.

Walmart also took to Twitter thanking the actor.

Perry isn't the first Santa to pay off layaway items at Walmart. In recent weeks, there has been secret Santas in Pennsylvania, Vermont, New York, and Colorado. CNN reported that the Secret Santas have paid off more than $130,000 in Walmart customers' layaways.

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