Kicker – A shopping trip surprise

NICK EICHER, HOST: It truly is more blessed to give than to receive. And a movie star recently demonstrated that.  

Last Wednesday, actor and producer Tyler Perry covered the grocery bill for everyone shopping at 29 Louisiana Winn-Dixie stores during the store’s special senior hour.

AUDIO: Louisiana’s own Tyler Perry has just paid for your groceries for the day.
Yes he did. He sure did.
Oh my goodness. Thank you, thank you!

Louisiana Winn-Dixie Manager Susanne Blaylock told local tv station WAFB…

BLAYLOCK: We’ve been through hurricanes. We’ve been through floods. We’ve never been through anything like this before. It meant a huge deal for our customers that somebody from our state would be that generous to help us out. Some of them were brought to tears.

He also picked up the tab during senior hour at 44 Kroger locations in his adopted home of Atlanta, Georgia. 

Perry hasn’t commented on the donations, and reportedly asked the stores to keep the gifts anonymous. But it’s hard to keep a secret these days.

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(Photo/Nathan Congleton, TODAY)

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