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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,


I'll talk more about this today on the live chat at 1:30pm ET at live.tylerperry.com/chat


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  • Gerry Abuja,Nigeria

    Hello Mr Tyler, just thinking about your CNN Interview with Piers Morgan about your Childhood & growing up with a Father who beat you up. You told Mr Piers Morgan you forgave your Father in your Twenties. But I would like to advise you as someone who looks up to you as my Hero & Inspiration to not only forgive your Father but I want you to go an Extra mile to love your Father,bond with your Dad in his old age & be his good friend. Mr Tyler I know your Late Mother would be very proud of you for loving,bond & being good Friends with your Father. By God's Grace you too will be a Father & Dad too to your unborn Children. I believe if you show your Father love & be his friend it will impact positively on you in your relationship with your Children as friends & in bonding with unborn Children in Future. We sin & hurt God so many times but God forgives us and still loves us. I see your Dad as a man who grew up without love & didnt know how to show love to you his Son. PleaseI believe you should not only forgive your Dad but also show him love,bond with your Dad & be his good Friend. Mr Tyler by God's Grace youtoo will be a Father to your own Children too. Take out time from your busy schedule to spend time with your Father on a regular Basis for Breakfast,Lunch or Dinner which ever is ok for both of you . Find out what your Dad likes to do & join him in doing it . The Bible said Honour thy Father & Mother that it maybe well with You. The Bible didn't say Honour a good Father & dishonour a Bad Father. So Mr Tyler give your Dad the Honour of attending your Movie Premiers & screenings & walking the Red Carpet with you and be proud having y you. He is your Father,you only have 1 Father. Honour your Father by going on a Vacation with him,because in future u too will have take your Children on Family Vacations,which will help you to bond & have a healthy Friendship & relationship with your kids. I believe if you show your Father love & be his friend it will impact positively on you in your relationship with your Children as friends & in bonding with unborn Children in Future. Please Mr Tyler I know your Late Mother would be very proud of you for loving,bond & being good Friends with your Father.

  • Topplez Corporation Huber Heights, Ohio

    That is mine as well. "God just let me be able to take care of my Mom and myself as I grow old; to have enough to buy medicine, should we need it, and pay for care, should God let us live long enough." I could read your comments all day and night, as you can see from several of my posts and comments. I can relate so much I am compelled to respond. Thanks for the ear and this outlet. Sorry to bug everyone with so many comments! Davita

  • Wyvonnia Gorden Newnan, Ga

    I had the pleasure of seeing Witness Protection and it was GREAT!! I took my sisters to see it after I had and they too LOVED it. My sister, who is 70+ can't stop talking about it! Contratulations on 20 Great Years!!! I've been there with you most of the way :).

  • MaryF 35209

    Happy 20th Anniversary Tyler! Keep doing what you are doing. Don't let the haters get to you. You are a shining light out there in today's society. I love it that you are not afraid to stand up for your values.

  • gabby houston

    Wow, we supported you. It is so hard to trust the right people in this, world. I been singing and acting for 3 years now.the fight the struggle oh my god that all we do.people say they will help, and then I found out they ate coin artists. Thr queston in this industry is who will help u and who can u trust.,

  • Denise Ramos

    Hey Sweetheart, Thank God you made it trough now it's the next 20 years of script that has to be written. Knowing you the THINKER lol it already is. Mr unstoppable. Love ya stay strong Be blessed it's a blessing from God.

  • DELORES Memphis, TN

    Im sorry Tyler that you have to fight so hard too put your movies out.Ihave one word for that (JEALOUS)!!!! They jealous of your many accompaniment,they jealous of your success,they jealous of the people that support you and all that you do.Im not going waste my time and energy talking about jealous hearted people.I would like to say is (THANK YOU)!!! Tyler i am going to see MADEA"S WITNESS PROTECTION and any other movie you put out.I appreciate you and everything you do.(MUCH LOVE TO YOU).!!!!


    This "Thank You" is heartwarming. Your personal expression of gratitude for the support that we/I have given you is just another reason that I respect your efforts as one who works hard to help others help themselves. This is also another reason I will continue to support your work. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

  • shaza elarabi KSA

    Hi,Tyler my name is Shaza Iam 33 african woman from Sudan Ilive in Saudi Arabia mother of two children their father leave me and went China when my second son was 57 days now he is ten years old leave me in abad sitution in Saudi Arabia with out legal documents for me and my children Ihave big big big big problem to join my sons to school because they have not legal documents and that is hurt me and make me crying every day.Tyler all this years Iwake up and Iam very scary because we have not legal documents and that is against the law in this country.Isent my message over 700 times to mama Oprah email and thousands time in Harpo answer machine and Isent mail in 2008 with my photo and my children photos to Harpo Prodiction and not find replay.please please please Tyler help me you and mama Oprah to live in America to find chance of work and good teaching to my children .Iknow you are busy man but Ipray every day to read my message and call me sorry about my English Iam not very good at English Ispeak Arabic.THANK YOU.

  • Petra rios Texas

    My name is Petra Rios. I know that you probably get a lot of emails and calls from so many people asking for help. My family and I have hit some hard times and are about to lose our home. It is taking a lot for me to ask this, but is there any way you could possibly help us. My husband and I have always helped our friends and family out when we could. Now we need help and unfortunately nobody can right now. We took my sister and her 3 kids in too a few months ago when her husband left her so that has made it so much harder financially. My husband was laid off the year before for six months and we had even gone on government assistance and we were finally blessed with him getting a job. But he just got laid off again and was applying for a job but found out during the physical he has high blood pressure. So he had to see the doctor. We have no medical insurance :(. But again God blessed him with a new job and he is on his medication. But it will take us a while to catch up. Please help us. I can provide you with the exact amount we need to catch up our mortgage. I can get you the mortgage company name and account info if you want to send it directly to them so you know that is what the money is for. I would like to be able to go back to school so that I can find a good job and be able to help my family but my husband when he is working makes too much to qualify for financial aide. It would be great to help my family be more self sufficient. If you could help pay for some education for me would be great also, but my main thing is to save my home. If that is all you can or are willing to help with I would be eternally grateful. I know the amount is 3,200-3,300 range. I know it's a lot but you would be saving my family. Just let me know if you need more info. And as I said you can send it directly to mortgage company if you feel more secure about it. I'm just so stressed and I have felt suicidal but have told myself I need to keep going. God will see us through this. May God bless you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for any help you can provide. I've prayed to God so much and I know He will send me an angel to help my family. I'm not looking for and handout just a hand up. I promise to pay it forward and help others once I'm on my feet again. Please do this for my kids if not for me. Sincerely, Petra Rios

  • Donna Hills United States

    You're welcome. Seriously. No Thank you for being an instrument. My most sincere prayer for a person as successful as you is that you have a circle of "true" friends. People in whom you trust their word more than you trust your own. People who can give you a quick kick in the backside should you get to big for your breeches. Remain humble - the key - to be that instrument through whom our Gracious Father can work through. Check this out by Kris Vallotton - How to Stay Out of Deception. SPR - simple, practical and real.

  • Kiersten California

    You just made me tear up...now I gotta get the tissue. LOL! You have such a good heart and gentle spirit. I'm sure your Mother was truly thankful and blessed to have you as her son. It's amazing how fast time goes by....enjoy every moment and Happy Anniversary!

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