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Tyler Perry Paid for Groceries of all Elderly at 73 Stores Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

According to, Tyler Perry surprised elderly shoppers across two states Wednesday morning by covering the cost of their groceries.

The 50-year-old entertainment mogul, paid for the groceries of all elderly shoppers across 44 Kroger stores in Atlanta and Georgia, as well as 29 Winn Dixie stores in New Orleans during the hour reserved for older customers.

A number of stores are opening their doors early to older people so that they can get their shopping done without the fear of large crowds amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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

His act of kindness comes after Perry gave $21,000 in tips for workers at an Atlanta restaurant while picking up takeout.

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