Alan Hunt II
During the current crisis, several stores across the country have set up designated shopping times for people that have a higher exposure risk of contracting the virus, such as senior citizens. Kroger has adopted a similar policy.
To the surprise of Atlanta seniors, once they got to the checkout line, they discovered that their groceries had already been paid for.
Tyler Perry bought groceries for seniors across more than 40 metro Atlanta Kroger locations.
“We would like to join our customers in thanking Mr. Perry for his kindness and generosity during this unprecedented pandemic,” said Felix Turner, the corporate affairs manager for Atlanta’s division of Kroger.
“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 recently also paid for groceries at Winn-Dixie grocery stores in his hometown of New Orleans and gave a tip of $21,000 to split between 42 out-of-work servers at a Houston restaurant.
Perry is worth a reported $600 million.
Photo: Ray Dawson/Kroger