Tyler Perry Donates Van To Disabled Woman After Hers Is Stolen [Video]

Atlanta-based filmmaker Tyler Perry has donated a van to a woman with cerebral palsy after hearing that her specially-equipped vehicle had been stolen from her driveway in Decatur, Georgia.

According to CBS Atlanta, Perry, who is best known for his popular “Madea” movies, was watching WSBTV News on Monday when he saw Alicia Day’s sad story.

In the Channel 2 Action News report, the family of the 24-year-old said someone stole her specially equipped van out of their driveway sometime Sunday between 7pm and 9pm.

Day, who’s in a wheelchair, told the station she prides herself on trying to be independent, working part-time as a greeter at Home Depot. After the theft, she had no idea how she would get around.

Her mother, Hannelore Day, also relied on the $60,000-van to take Day to work and to doctor appointments.

Just minutes after Day’s story ran, Perry called WSBTV and informed them he wanted to donate a brand new vehicle to help Alicia get back on the road.

Day said that her “mouth just dropped to the floor” when she learned that the award-winning filmmaker was stepping in to help.

“God is good, and Tyler Perry is just wonderful,” Day told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. “This made me feel so wonderful,” she said. “Tyler Perry, of all people, decided to help a handicapped person.”

CBS reports in addition to Tyler Perry’s generous contribution, Day’s colleagues at Home Depot have established a fund to help her with medical expenses.

Company officials plan to present her with a check for $5,000 on Friday.

Watch as Alicia Day receives a new van from Tyler Perry in the video below: