Movie producer Tyler Perry recently left a tip of $500 (R9 525) for each of the 42 staff members from his favourite restaurant in Atlanta, US. The workers were reportedly struggling to make ends meet after lockdown due to the coronavirus.
TMZ reported that the restaurant was Tyler’s favourite and he had been going there frequently to buy some food but it was shut down because of a lockdown in the state. The money he tipped amounted to R400 050.
Since the workers were fired, they are waiting to get their money which may be delayed by up to 20 weeks. This follows after many job losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, BET News reports.
Over 700 000 job losses were reported in March according to USA Today.
BET News reported that this was not a surprise from the TV mogul as he has shown his generosity when he helped build an 88-year-old woman’s house which was burnt in Atlanta back in 2010. Firefighters collected donation money for the grandmother and her granddaughter who managed to escape the fire,
CheatSheet also reported Tyler had helped a struggling American comedian, Cocoa Brown, who wanted to quit the industry.
“I was getting ready to quit, no lie. I had completed my master’s degree in education and I had become a little frustrated and disheartened by the business and I began to apply for jobs.”
She got a call that they wanted to see her for For Better Or Worse, Tyler Perry’s comedy series, and it happened that she had a gig to do in the same city the audition was and said it all worked out, CheatSheet reported.