In what’s become quite a trend for the holidays among celebrities, Premiere Networks syndicated personality Glenn Beck is the latest to pay off layaways for a bunch of folks. Beck coughed up $27,000 for layaway items at a North Richland Hills Walmart in Texas on Saturday, December 8, just two days before the final payments were due.
Beck said he was inspired by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, who paid off all the layaway accounts at two Atlanta Walmart stores, to the tune of more than $430,000. Beck and his family, who were on their way to a Christmas party, broadcast via Facebook Live as they walked into Walmart and met with the layaway department to pay each account individually. In the video, Beck challenged other conservative media personalities, including Mark Levin, Steven Crowder, and Bill O’Reilly, to do the same.
“You don’t have to spend the money that Tyler Perry or I spent,” Beck told his radio listeners on Monday. “You can just go in and just give $100, or $50, or $10. You are not going to believe what a difference it makes.”