Tyler Perry (Screenshot: Twitter)

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Dec 12, 2018 by Alyssa Duvall

Tyler Perry And Kid Rock Pay Off Thousands In Walmart Layaway Balances For Local Families

Rock musician Kid Rock and filmmaker Tyler Perry shared in a pair of recent Twitter posts that they'd done a couple of massively generous deeds this Christmas season.

Perry announced via Twitter that he'd paid off every layaway account at two Atlanta area Walmart locations, totaling $434,000!

"I'm just really, really grateful to be in a position to do this," Perry said in the video. "So, God bless you! Go get your stuff! Merry Christmas!"

Perry's announcement, in turn, inspired Kid Rock to make a similar move.

According to WBIR, Kid Rock paid off 350 layaway accounts, totaling about $81,000, at a Nashville area Walmart.

"Kudos to Kid Rock for making such a gesture in our community," Walmart store manager Tom Meyer shared with WBIR. "I think that's a pretty Nashville proud moment."

"The layaway customers, who have been coming into the store as a result of Kid Rock's gesture, are wearing shocked and smiling faces," WBIR reported. 



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