Tyler Perry is our celebrity BAMF of the day! After seeing a news report on tv about a theft of an accessible vehicle that got Alicia Day back and forth to work and such, he sprung into action!
The 24-year-old woman, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, would be lost without the van, her sole transportation to her part-time job as a greeter at Home Depot on Ponce de Leon Avenue. But about two hours after the story aired, Alicia had a new van, compliments of Perry.
“It’s unbelievable, it happened so fast,” said Alicia’s dad Cecil, who answered the phone around 5 p.m. Monday. “He said, ‘This is Tyler Perry,’ and I said, ‘Who?’ and he said Tyler Perry. He asked to speak to Alicia.”
Perry told Alicia Day he wanted to replace her van that same day. “This made me feel so wonderful,” she said. “Tyler Perry, of all people, decided to help a handicapped person.”
Very cool Mr. Perry… very cool!
Read the full abc.com article HERE