Tyler Perry pays for everyone's layaway items at two Atlanta Walmart locations

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We're told Perry dropped $178k at one store in ATL and another $256k at a nearby store in Douglasville.

Perry posted a video telling his followers that if they had layaways at the Walmart stores in East Point and Douglasville, Ga., before 9:30 a.m. on December 6, 2018, that they would only have to pay a penny to retrieve them. "So Merry Christmas to everybody - you've gotta go into the Walmart and get your layaway, pay a penny - one penny - and you get your layaway".

The Madea's Family Reunion actor explained how he knows the struggle at this time of year and is just grateful to be able to help out.

"Talk about a Merry Christmas!"

It happened at stores in Vermont, New York, Colorado and Pennsylvania.

"If you have a layaway at either place and it was in there as of 9:30 this morning ..." Eastern Time on Thursday, Dec. 6.

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While Benson and Perry's efforts have been made public, the other individuals have retained their anonymity.

In a social media video, Perry said Thursday he meant to do the good deed anonymously, "but nothing stays secret these days".

Who needs Santa Claus when you have Tyler Claus?

Benson is the sole owner of the Saints.

The number of layaways Perry took care of is unknown, but a store manager at the Douglasville location told the AJC that the store typically has over 1,000 layaways during the holidays.

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