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A Short And Sweet Thank You From Me To You

On July 8th, I will be celebrating 20 years in this business. 20 YEARS! WOW! When I started I had one prayer: I asked God to just let me do well enough to take care of my mother. Well, from the time I prayed that prayer until the day she died I was able to do that because of people like you all around the world. I remember the day I told her that she could retire, she said, "baby, are you sure these little plays are going to be able to take care of you and me?" LOL. I said, "as long as my folks keep coming." Then, a few years later, she was at one of my plays looking around at all the people in the audience. After the show she said to me, “the people love my baby"… OK I gotta stop thinking about this… :)

But thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. For every time you have supported a Tyler Perry anything. For all the times you have gone to the movies, for every DVD and for every time you have come out to see my stage shows live. For every time you’ve watched on TV.  You have shown so much kindness and have stayed with me. I just want to say thank you. You have kept a lot of well-deserving people employed, folks who would never have had a shot in Hollywood. You have created a safe place for many to see their dreams come true.

My prayer for you is that everything you have done for me, may it come back to you one-hundred fold.

God Bless,

Tyler

I'll talk more about this today on the live chat at 1:30pm ET at live.tylerperry.com/chat

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  • Audrey Memphis, Tennessee

    Congratulations on entertaining us for 20 yrs. And to tell you the truth I still can't get enough. God Bless

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  • Audrey Memphis, Tn

    Hey Tyler, Why did I miss the memo that the house of payne 9th season was out on dvd? But anyway just happen to pass it in walmart and just could not pass it up. Had a House of Payne day saturday. Can't wait for the new sitcom next month. Luv ya and keep up the good work.

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  • Marcie R Nelson Matteson

    The feeling of losing a parent ...,.Loss my dad this year... But your right ....To see the smile & validation on your parents face when they see the fruit of their womb & seed prosper .....that the best gift in the world!!!!!!! Let's cont to work with our youth to help them make better choices in life!!!!!

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  • Angel J PS. MY AUDITION IS A MUST SEE, Hey everyone I need votes to win this video contest. Please view my 1 minute video and vote for me please! Thanks,

    There hasn't been a black male celebrity ever like you before. Someone that's so humble, not ashamed to express his religious thoughts, and always thanking and giving back to your audience. I'm glad God put you on top to inspire others! Way 2 go brotha

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  • Erika Harvey Columbus, Ohio

    Thank you!!!! I was also in a dead in job when I heard the voice telling me to quit ihave been self employed since 2006 and things are going really well. I was so scared to step out on Faith but I did it. Your story is truly inspirational. One day I will meet you and give you the biggest hug :)

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  • Robert Bobby Bryant (Bobby Blessed Bryant on FB) Shreveport, LA

    Tyler you are BLESSINGS to many... even me! Thanks for letting GOD use you. Love you for it!

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  • Kyesha Butler Memphis TN

    Your welcome my collection is coming together I almost have every movie. I think it's time for you to do a movie based on a real life story and my life story will be perfect to be an Tyler Perry movie.... If anyone gives me me a call I can tell them all about it....

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  • Evangelist Ruth Byhalia, Ms.

    Congratulation on your 20 years in the Business. It's more than a pleasure to be a part of something so awesome. I pray I'll be able to support you more and in a larger and greater margin. I truly receive the hundred fold return by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. May your cup forever runneth over throughout your life and give you all the desires of your enormous heart. Beloveth I wish above all thing's thou mayest prosper and be in excellent health even as thou "Soul" prosperous. ( III John 1:3 ) Sincerely Ruth

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  • Melissa United States

    You are very welcome. I have begged, borrowed and sometimes stole just to see one of your plays. (Not really stole. I may have robbed Peter to pay Paul sort of speaking with my bills.LOL) I'm sure you know the power of prayer. Prayer changes things. It sure changed you from a nobody knows person to an everybody knows person. May God continue to bless you and I pray that you continue to put him first in all that you do.

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  • Stephanie Mississippi

    Thank you and may God bless you.

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  • shaza elarabi KSA

    Hi,Tyler my name is Shaza Iam 33 african woman from Sudan Ilive in Saudi Arabia mother of two children their father leave me and went China when my second son was 57 days now he is ten years old leave me in abad sitution in Saudi Arabia with out legal documents for me and my children Ihave big big big problem to join my sons to school because they have not legal documents and that is hurt me and make me crying every day .Tyler all this years Iwake up and Iam very scary because we have not legal documents and that is against the law in this country.Isent my message over 700 times to mama Oprah email and thousands time in Harpo answer machine and Isent mail in 2008 with my photo and my children photos to Harpo Prodiction and not find replay .please please please Tyler help me you and mama Oprah to live in America to find chance of work and good teaching to my children.Iknow your busy man but Ipray every day to read my message and call me .sorry abut my English Iam not very good at English Ispeak Arabic.THANK YOU.

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  • brandy pa

    20 years wow you did it tyler you overcame all of your hardships and obstacles that alone should make you a proud man i know what it feels like i left my ex almost 7 years ago with two daughters wondering what i was going to do he had cheated on me and i was homeless God looked out for us 7 years later i have a great family which has been extended and i have been in the same apartment we started out with nothing and i am proud to say that i am a survivor just like you tyler your an inspiration to all and are amazing God bless you in all that you do and know that your mom is with you always.....................................

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