Check out this “feel good” story about movie mogul Tyler Perry giving a disbaled woman with with cerebral palsy a new van after he saw a Channel 2 Action News report about her van being stolen.
Atlanta-based media mogul Tyler Perry called Channel 2 and said he wanted to give Alicia Day a brand new van, just minutes after seeing her story air Monday afternoon.
The family of the 24-year-old said someone stole her specially equipped van out of their driveway sometime Sunday between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Day, who’s in a wheelchair, had no idea how she would get around. Despite her disability, she told Channel 2′s Diana Davis she prides herself on trying to be independent, working part-time as a greeter at Home Depot. Her mother, Hannelore Day, also relies on the $60,000-van to take Day to work and to doctor appointments. But now transportation is no longer a concern thanks to Perry, Day said.
“My mouth just dropped to the floor when I heard his voice,” Day said about her reaction to Perry’s call.
Her father, who answered the phone couldn’t believe it was Perry.
After seeing the report, the Home Depot, is also pitching in. Day’s co-worker donated $5,000 to help with her medical expenses. She’ll meet the company president Friday.
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These types of stories always bring joy to our hearts. Props to Tyler Perry for having such a big heart.
Photo/Video Credit: WSBTV.com/Channel 2