New Orleans-born moviemaker Tyler Perry buys groceries for Winn Dixie shoppers

Tyler Perry
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Tyler Perry, the New Orleans born playwright, actor, and movie producer surprised several area Winn Dixie shoppers by paying for their groceries.

Perry arranged the payments at stores in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Luling, Gramercy, and elsewhere.

Several shoppers expressed their gratitude to the "Madea" creator on social media:

@tylerperry Thank you so much for buying our groceries today at Winn Dixie. What a nice surprise. We really appreciate your kindness and generosity.

— Cathey Casey (@6cat6) April 8, 2020

Thank you Tyler Perry and Winn Dixie!

— Rhonda Newman (@RhondaN64269555) April 8, 2020

So I went get some stuff for lunch today at the Winn Dixie by my house in br.. go to the register to pay and apparently Tyler Perry is paying for everyone’s groceries at that store right now.. not a bad way to start a Wednesday

— Kaylin Richard (@kaylinrichard13) April 8, 2020

My mom went to Winn Dixie this morning and as she went to check out they told her that Tyler Perry was paying for everyone in the stores groceries!! What a blessing he is!!! @tylerperry

— Connie (@ccbklein) April 8, 2020