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Tyler Perry surprises shoppers by paying for groceries at Winn Dixie stores

Tyler Perry surprised Winn Dixie shoppers across Louisiana by paying for their groceries on April 8. (Source: WAFB)

April 8, 2020 at 9:25 AM CDT - Updated April 8 at 6:50 PM

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Several Winn-Dixie shoppers got quite a great start to their Wednesday as they discovered actor and movie producer Tyler Perry paid for their groceries.

Perry and Winn-Dixie joined forces to provide thousands of elderly and high-risk customers with free groceries in all 29 Louisiana stores Wednesday morning (April 8).

The Louisiana native purchased food and other essentials for customers during the Senior and High-Risk Shopping Hour.

One man says he went to the Winn-Dixie in Amite, an employee at the door handed him a piece of paper, and told him to hand it to the cashier at the checkout. When he did, the cashier told him his grocery bill was being paid by Tyler Perry.

Another lady says she was at the Winn-Dixie in New Orleans on Tchoupitoulas Street when she also had her tab paid for by the actor.

People have been taking to social media to share their experiences. Twitter users say Perry paid for items at stores in Gramercy, Luling, Baton Rouge, and other various locations.

@tylerperry Thank you,and I also thank Winn Dixie for my groceries this morning. What a wonderful surprise!

— Rhonda Newman (@RhondaN64269555) April 8, 2020

@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

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

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

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