ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) – You can see the looks of joy and excitement in the photos capturing customers at Kroger grocery store registers when they found out someone paid for their groceries.

According to Kroger’s Atlanta Division, that someone was Tyler Perry.

One of several seniors shopping at Kroger reacts to news that Tyler Perry paid their grocery tab. (photo: Kroger)

Kroger’s Corporate Affairs Manager Felix Turner issued this statement:

Senior and higher-risk Kroger shoppers in metro Atlanta did receive a nice surprise at the register this morning when they learned Tyler Perry had paid their grocery tab in full.

We would like to join our customers in thanking Mr. Perry for his kindness and generosity during this unprecedented pandemic. It was truly a pleasure to see our customers fill with joy and gratitude as the news spread throughout 44 stores across metro Atlanta.

Some happy campers at a Kroger grocery store register, after learning their groceries were paid for. (photo: Kroger)

Many of the shoppers were wearing masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but you could still see their excitement.


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