Tyler Perry Pays Off More Than $430,000 In Layaways Ahead Of Christmas Shelly Summers Published in Dec 2018 / Updated in Aug 2021 Secret Santa’s are helping spread some holiday cheer! Holidays are full of joy and spending time with family and friends. Many of us have traditions of decorating trees, wonderful meals and tasty treats, driving around looking at holiday lights. But as a kid, I recall the biggest excitement was waiting to open gifts!! As a single mom, the biggest struggle in the back of my mind was money. I would try and plan and save months in advance. I loved the stores that had layaway. Well on Thursday, Tyler Perry sprinkled some holiday cheer at two WalMart’s in the Atlanta area and paid $433,635 worth of layaway items off. Perry said, “God bless, go get your stuff, Merry Christmas.” Perry made Christmas for so many families. Holidays are full of magic if you believe.