Tyler Perry shocks seniors by paying for groceries in over 70 stores – National

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Tyler Perry surprised elderly shoppers Wednesday morning after paying for groceries in 74 stores in Atlanta and New Orleans during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to People, the actor, filmmaker and comedian paid for groceries for all elderly shoppers in 44 Kroger stores in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as in 29 Winn Dixie stores in New Orleans during more customer hour aged.










Coronavirus: buyers did not take a physical distance in grocery stores


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Many grocery stores have set up dedicated hours to allow seniors and people with disabilities to shop in response to the recent spike in shopping created by consumers worried about the effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

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“He wanted to do something special to bring immediate relief to some of the most vulnerable people in the two cities he considers home,” a source told the media.

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A director of corporate affairs at Kroger thanked Perry for “his kindness and generosity during this unprecedented pandemic”.

“Senior and high-risk Kroger shoppers on the Atlanta subway received a nice surprise on the register this morning when they learned that Tyler Perry had paid for their groceries in full,” said Felix B. Turner, Director of business affairs at Kroger’s 11Alive.

Turner continued, “We would like to join our customers in thanking Mr. Perry for his kindness and generosity during this unprecedented pandemic. It was really great to see our customers filling with joy and gratitude as the news spread to 44 stores on the Atlanta subway. “

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Some customers have consulted Twitter to thank the Madea family funeral actor after discovering Perry paid for their errands.

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Perry has given generously since the start of the global pandemic.

Earlier this month, the media mogul tipped workers at a Houston restaurant for $ 21,000 when he picked up his takeout order.

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you should know:

Health authorities warn against all international travel. Returning travelers are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days, beginning on March 26, in case they develop symptoms and prevent the spread of the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented recommendations or additional enforcement measures to ensure the self-isolation of people returning to the region.

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Symptoms may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people may develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying at home as much as possible, and keeping two meters away from others if you go out.

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—With Kevin Nielsen’s file from Global News

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