Tyler Perry seriously brightened the days of restaurant workers in Atlanta after he left a huge $21,000 tip. 👏
Perry has been frequently ordering take-out from a restaurant chain called Houston's as he adapts to the quarantine lifestyle. With 16 locations across the U.S., Houston's specializes in an array of tasty foods, like sushi, sandwiches and BBQ ribs. 😋
On Sunday, he showed his appreciation to the restaurant's 42 out-of-work employees in a major way by giving them each a $500 tip, according to TMZ. That's $21,000 total for those keeping count.
The restaurant industry is the second-largest private employer in the U.S. with an estimated 15.6 million workers.
As the coronavirus pandemic has slowed business to a halt, many restaurant employees like chefs, servers and bartenders have been left behind and without alternative income options.
Financial support from the federal government may also be delayed, so Perry's charitable act surely means a lot.
This isn't the first time the 50-year-old actor has stepped up during a time of great need. TMZ pointed out that back in September, Perry had a plane full of supplies make several relief trips to the Bahamas after it was hit hard by Hurricane Dorian.
He provided local residents on the Abaco Islands with water, juice, sleeping bags, diapers, various hygiene products and many other basic necessities. On the return trips to Nassau, his seaplane brought back highly vulnerable passengers, including small children, a pregnant woman and others who needed medical attention.
Shout out to Mr. Perry for consistently making a difference when it's most needed. 💯