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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Comments (13)
  1. What an amazing person he is…

  2. Gregr tomario says:

    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

  3. Bin Laden says:

    TP is a cool guy.

  4. Al P says:

    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.

  5. moe says:

    That is one amazing cool man.

  6. TAS says:

    God bless you Tyler, may God reward your care.

  7. Dave says:

    Can you say PR.this should be a private matter

  8. LGR says:

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

    1. 2958 says:

      I second that motion!!!

    2. lovelife says:

      Actually, it’s under LATEST news.

  9. Jeffrey Byford says:

    You do your best to keep your children healthy, but sickness and accidents are a part of life. Getting health insurance for your children gives you peace of mind knowing they have health coverage when they need it. Search one the web “Wise Health Insurance” for kids they are the best.

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