Director Tyler Perry Offers To Rebuild Great-Grandmother’s Burned Out Home

ATLANTA (AP) — Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry is offering to rebuild the home of an 88-year-old great-grandmother who lost all her belongings in a fire.

Rosa Lee Ransby and her 4-year-old great-granddaughter escaped the fire Tuesday that destroyed her home of 40 years in Coweta County, southwest of Atlanta. Coweta County firefighters began soliciting donations, and calls flooded in.

The Atlanta-based filmmaker visited Ransby’s neighborhood Thursday and pledged to rent her a house for a year, pay for her utilities, buy her furniture and then build her a new home. Coweta Fire Chief Todd Moore said Perry’s decision “made my Christmas.”

Perry, who himself was once homeless, now lives in a $5 million mansion. He gives to many homeless charities.

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  • Daily Unsigned

    What an amazing person he is…

  • Gregr tomario

    Just do it and when it’s done write an article otherwise so……… what

    Perry, who himself was once homeless, now lives in a $5 million mansion. He gives to many homeless charities.

    no one cares where he lives it what he accomplishes

  • Bin Laden

    TP is a cool guy.

  • Al P

    Tyler Perry is an excellent example of hope and the limitless possibilities of a driven mind. From homelessness to being able to help another from being homeless, his an amazing American story.

  • Ron

    A CLASS ACT!!!

  • moe

    That is one amazing cool man.

  • TAS

    God bless you Tyler, may God reward your care.

  • Dave

    Can you say PR.this should be a private matter

  • LGR

    WHY is there a story about something that happened in Atlanta , GA under Los Angeles CBS Local News?

    • lovelife

      Actually, it’s under LATEST news.

    • 2958

      I second that motion!!!

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