In light of the unlikely phenomenon overwhelming the world today, a number of citizens still keep on spreading hope and kindness to people. And this is what the well-known actor and comedian Tyler Perry exactly did for seniors and high-risk shoppers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Senior citizen shoppers and others who are high-risk to coronavirus received an incredible surprise Wednesday morning. The shoppers became stunned and ecstatic when they found out that their groceries were already paid in full. Some of them responded in tears of joy because of the heartwarming surprise.
According to Mail Online, “many store across the United States are opening early exclusively for elderly shoppers.” These shoppers are susceptible to the COVID-19 virus.
Apparently, the Tyler Perry offered to pay for the groceries of elderlies and others who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. According to PEOPLE, he put forward this generosity to 44 Kroger stores across Georgia Wednesday morning. Also, to 29 Winn Dixie stores in New Orleans.
Kroger confirmed as well that it was indeed the 50-year-old actor who extended the immense generosity.
‘He wanted to do something special to provide immediate relief for some of the most vulnerable in the two cities he considers home,’ a source told Mail Online of the actor’s act of kindness.
Felix B. Turner, a Kroger corporate affairs manager, stated in an email to 11Alive, “Senior and higher-risk Kroger shoppers in metro Atlanta did receive a nice surprise at the register this morning when they learned Tyler Perry had paid their grocery tab in full.”
Then the manager thanked the actor, “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.”
This isn’t actually the first time Tyler shared his blessings. On Sunday this week as well, he left a $500 tip for each of the 42 out-of-work servers at a restaurant. He did this while picking up his takeout order, TMZ reported.
The A Fall from Grace director is a Christian. And his faith has always been a part of his work, according to Beliefnet.
“I’m not afraid to have a character say, ‘I am a Christian,’ or ‘I believe in God,” he told Beliefnet. “Because I think they represent real people on this earth.”
Source: 11 Alive