While returning home, he brought 7 people along with him which included a pregnant woman, small children and others who desperately required medical attention.
Movie mogul Tyler Perry is known for his kind, philanthropic acts. And this time around he promised to send help to Bahamians, whose lives were turned upside down due to the devasting Hurrican Dorian. Looks like he followed his promise through. according to a report by TMZ, the movie icon reportedly transported basic supplies and amenities on his private plane based in Nassau. Abaco Islands in the Bahamas was one of the most affected regions due to the hurricane this week.
According to CNN, Perry was seen transporting hygiene items, water, sleeping bags and other items of necessity during two trips, he reportedly made to the Abaco Islands. While returning home, he brought 7 people along with him which included a pregnant woman, small children and others who desperately required medical attention. On September 4, Perry posted a picture on Instagram promising to extend an arm to once affected by the Hurrican Dorian.
He wrote: To all the incredible people of the Bahamas who have welcomed me and called me an adoptive son, I want you to know that I am watching closely, and as soon as I can, I will be there to do whatever I can to help you rebuild stronger and better. You’re not only in my heart and my prayers, you’re in my blood. God bless you. Stay Bahamas strong. The sun will shine agin. #HurricaneDorian
The 49-year-old star has been long known for his giving nature. According to a reportby CNN, he paid layaways worth $432,635 ahead of Christmas, last year. "I know it's a hard time, a lot of people are struggling and I'm just really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this," said the talented actor who originally wanted to remain anonymous about his contribution. In another instance, he immediately made donations to a church when he found out how Superstorm Sandy had destroyed this place of worship and congregants were unable to attend.
A lot of this has to do with the filmmaker's upbringing. He changed his name from Emmit Perry Jr., Perry, in order to, distance himself from his abusive father who used to beat both him and his mother as per reports. It was in his 20s' that he decided to forgive his father after learning about his abusive childhood. Speaking to Pier Morgan back in 2012, he said, "If you do not forgive, you hold on to this thing inside of you that can change your life and take you in the wrong direction." He remembers the feeling of not having food to eat or a roof to live under. "It was character building," he told Larry King about his homelessness during a 2009 interview. Thus, Perry cannot forget his past and whenever he sees people in need he jumps to their rescue at once.