Tyler Perry paid for seniors' groceries and we’re here for it
The star and comedian covered the cost of shoppers' food at 73 stores
Random acts of kindness are bringing us life in these dark confusing times. Random acts of kindness *from celebs* are even better.
This particular act involves the inimitable Tyler Perry, who took it upon himself to buy a bunch of people’s groceries this week.
The actor and comedian surprised elderly customers in Georgia and Louisiana on April 8 by covering the cost of their food shopping.
According to PEOPLE, Perry bought the groceries of all shoppers at 44 Kroger stores in Atlanta and 29 Winn Dixie stores in New Orleans during the time slot that’s currently reserved for older people.
As we’ve previously reported in FoodTribe, many grocery stores are reserving early hours for elderly to do their shopping in relative peace and quiet, as a result of the coronavirus mayhem.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Felix Turner, the Atlanta spokesman for Kroger, said: “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. 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.”
Perry also gave $21,000 in tips to workers at a restaurant in Atlanta when he was picking up takeout.