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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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  • ezgi

    you are so inspiring!

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  • latoya roberson Raleigh NC

    you're so very welcome!!! And i claim it to come back to me a hundred fold too!!! my first time i ever watch a tp play was at beauty shop ever since then a girl been hook. so keep it coming tp!!!

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  • Daniel Atlanta

    You are so very welcome. Me and my wife make it to all of yourwill opening weekends and have seen many plays.we will always support you just keep doing what you do. Laughter is good for the soul. Thank you for many laughs soulman.

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  • Darrell Chatman Columbia, sc

    Mr. Perry, those were wonderful words. I've been all the lives plays performed here in Columbia and love all your movies. I'm looking forward to seeing Witness protection. I lost my mother in 2009 and soon afterwards lost my uncle and father all within a 4 month period. My mom raised me and my siblings all by herself and all I ever wanted was to be able to tell her she could retire. I never got the opportunity to tell my mom she could retire. So I made another commitment, that my kids would not grow up the way I did. I'm trying very hard to k eep that promise. Pray for me, I have to face a mountain next week.

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  • Lucy Francis United Kingdom

    Hi Perry , ever since u started producing and acting movies I've been with u every step of the way , I've been inspired by each and every one of ur movie, each of ur movies has a lesson to teach and each time I watch ur movie I always walk away with something very useful and I elf say that ur movies are so inspiring and very useful . so I should say thank u from the bottom of my heart, thank u for the blessings u have showered upon my life and I pray that U continue to find favour in the sight of God. Ur a very nice and wonderful man and believe me when I say that ur mom is watching u and beaming with joy and I must say that u have made her the proudest mom ever even in death so just believe, take it all in and enjoy ur success cos u truly deserve it , earned it cos u really worked hard to get to where u are today.I admire ur courage and determination. Thank u once more for the blessings and prayers, stay blessed. I might not be there in flesh to celebrate with u but I celebrate with u in spirit,ur truly a star, an icon and an inspiration to many. U are a true example that dreams can come true and it's people like u that have kept me going each time I feel like giving up. I luv u and I do appreciate u xoxo

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  • bernice United Kingdom

    Ure welcome Tyler. Right now in a village in Africa at work and cant wait for when i get back, to see all ur movies i missed (my sis keeps sayin 'o ve seen that')-and hopefully the new season of for better or worse. May God continue to bless and direct you.

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  • SUSAN CALLAHAN FALMOUTH

    ILLBE THERE

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  • Ty Virginia

    Hi Mr. Perry I'm in NC visiting family. There is nothing like family! Staying with my Grandma. She can't stay alone any longer. I will be going back to Virginia on Saturday. Note: Your movies minister in more than one way. I would dare to say some people probably have come to know God looking at your movies. I haven't seen Good Deeds yet but I heard how wonderful it was. Talk to you at 1:30pm :-)

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  • Annette Sawdon Gibraltar, Michigan

    Tearing ! Bless her as she's the angel that seen you through. Yes, Tyler will always be loved .... Tyler you are Above & Beyond ! All Greatness

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  • Mzzv Redlads,Ca

    I would like to first of all thank you for taking care of MOMS,words cant express what that means to me...You honored her,that was precious.The lord has given you a special gift and you returned that gift back by allowing yourself to used as a worthy vessel.I love Madea,she is a character in a league all by her self....my Love and prayers,GOD BLESS

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  • Ty

    Hi Mr. Perry I'm in NC visiting family. There is nothing like family! Staying with my Grandma. She can't stay alone any longer. I will be going back to Virginia on Saturday. Note: Your movies minister in more than one way. I would dare to say some people probably have come to know God looking at your movies. I haven't seen Good Deeds yet but I heard how wonderful it was. Talk to you at 1:30pm :-)

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  • orizu chilotam nigeria

    Thank you tyler for your message you are welcome,you are really a good man keep it up and may God bless your works

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