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Tyler Perry pays for customers' groceries amid coronavirus pandemic

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Tyler Perry has displayed his immense generosity by paying for elderly shoppers' groceries amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 50-year-old actor paid for the groceries at 44 Kroger stores across Georgia and 29 Winn Dixie stores in New Orleans in Wednesday morning, according to PEOPLE.

'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 the publication of the gesture. 






Giving back: Tyler Perry has displayed his immense generosity by paying for elderly shoppers' groceries amid the coronavirus. Seen here March 2018


In photos taken at the stores in question, stunned shoppers could be seen tearfully showing the receipts for their goods, all paid for by the Gone Girl star. 

Many store across the United States are opening early exclusively for elderly shoppers, whose ages make them particularly susceptible to the COVID-19 virus.






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It isn't even Perry's first sweeping act of generosity this week.  

On Sunday, the movie/TV mogul left a $500 tip for each of the 42 out-of-work servers employed at the West Paces location of Houston's while picking up a to-go order, according to TMZ. 






Lovely: tour sapa từ hà nội In photos taken at the stores in question, stunned shoppers could be seen tearfully showing the receipts for their goods, all paid for by the Gone Girl star














Perry's $21K tip serves as a bit of a cushion for the struggling workers, who might have to wait up to 20 weeks for a $1,200 (and $500 for each child) stimulus check from the federal government.

As of Wednesday, 362 people in Georgia have died from coronavirus and a further 9,881 have been infected, according to 11Alive.com.

On Thursday, Governor Brian Kemp issued a stay-at-home order (but kept beaches, parks and churches open) after drawing criticism for not being aware that 'this virus is now transmitting before [asymptomatic] people see signs.'






Blessed: Another shopper poses with her list of groceries paid for by Perry














Tyler (born Emmitt Perry Jr.) is well known for his generous charitable acts and he employs 400 people at his 330-acre military base-turned-studio in Atlanta featuring 12 sound stages, which he acquired in 2015.

Fans can tune into one of the three shows the New Orleans-born, Atlanta-based showrunner created for BET - The Oval, Sistas, and Ruthless.

Tyler is also the mastermind behind OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots and Nickelodeon's Young Dylan.

The A Fall from Grace director is likely hunkering down in 'prayer and meditation' with his five-year-old son Aman and his partner since 2009, Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele. 






Saint: Tyler (born Emmitt Perry Jr.) is well known for his generous charitable acts and he employs 400 people at his 330-acre military base-turned-studio in Atlanta featuring 12 sound stages, which he acquired in 2015


 



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