Tyler Perry is a man who knows how to help people during difficult times and his latest move might be the most generous yet...
Tyler Perry is known for his generosity...
via: Getty ImagesAnd for this Thanksgiving, he's excelled himself.
Now, for those of you that don't know, Perry hails from New Orleans, Louisiana.
via: Getty ImagesOver the years, Perry has crafted an impressive career in the entertainment industry, spanning theatre, acting, writing, and directing.
But he had a difficult childhood, suffering years of abuse.Biography, he once described his father as a man "whose answer to everything was to beat it out of you."
But his trauma didn't end there...
After dropping out of high school, he managed to get himself on the entertainment industry radar...After eventually earning his GED, the star held a string of unfulfilling jobs before discovering his true passion for entertainment.
Oprah Winfrey was the inspiration behind his first musical I Know I've Been Changed.
via: Getty ImagesAs per Biography, after watching an episode of Oprah Winfrey's famed talk show, "Perry was inspired by a comment on the program about how writing about difficult experiences could lead to personal breakthroughs." So, he took up the advice and started a series of letters to himself, which later became the basis for the musical. Though it opened to a disappointing turnout, he was not deterred and continued on his pursuit to break into the industry.
His big win came with his 2000 play, I Can Do Bad All by Myself.
Soon enough, Perry became the box office superstar was know him as today.
via: Getty ImagesThe star has developed several television shows, including House of Payne, and acted in countless smash-hit movies including popular mystery drama, Gone Girl and last year's Vice.
He also recently earnt himself a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
It seems he's tackling the movie-making realm on a whole new scale...
via: Getty ImagesBecause the star has opened his own major movie studio.
The "Tyler Perry Studio" is huge... and we mean, huge.
When it comes to the Hollywood scene, he's certainly a force to reckoned with.
via: Getty ImagesWhether it's his shows, acting jobs, theatre or directing work, Perry knows how to produce a big box office hit... Well, A Fall From Grace might be the only exception, but hey, we still appreciated the effort.
But Perry is known for more than just his career...
For example, he provided aid to the Bahamas.
via: Getty ImagesAfter Hurricane Dorian devastated the tropical island, he stepped in to provide critical aid to the civilians there. Perry sent a plane with medical and food supplies to help as the area started re-building.
But Perry's latest move might just be his most generous...Because he's giving back to his community in Atlanta, GA, for the holiday season.
Tyler Perry Studios gave away food to 5,000 families.
via: Getty ImagesIt took place today between 8am and 12 midday today.
He handed out food and gift cards...
We are excited to announce the #TPSGiving Food Giveaway event on Sunday, November 22nd from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Du… https://t.co/XftXZjPsDh— Tyler Perry Studios (@Tyler Perry Studios)1605827579.0
The event took precautions to remain COVID-safe.
The first car in line got here at 3pm...YESTERDAY. #TPSGiving starts at 8am. Already, lines extend miles long, caus… https://t.co/EbByAVGeYA— Emilie Ikeda (@Emilie Ikeda)1606043025.0
And this hasn't been Perry's only charitable act this year.
#TPSGiving is underway! @TPstudios will give out groceries and gift cards to 5,000 families this morning. The line… https://t.co/mVUUmHV3D0— Emilie Ikeda (@Emilie Ikeda)1606050815.0