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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,

Tyler

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

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  • Santia Spivey Durham, NC

    Dear Tyler Perry, I Just Want To thank you for all that you have done for me. I have never met you but yet I feel like you are my big brother. Im 19 years old and I have always had a dream of being an actress. All my life people have been putting me down about having this dream, and saying I would never make it. After watching almost all your movies and plays I know now it doesnt matter what they say about me as long as I believe in myself. I decided to go off and make my dream come true, even if I dont make it I can at least say I tried. Thanks again for being my inspiration and motivation! :)

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  • Doretha Raleigh, NC

    Thank you for all you do continue to allow GOD to use you. Everytime I see one of your productions there is a message in it and that means a lot. Thank you for the prayer over my life.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    AMAZING is what you are! :-) AMAZING!!!! :-) BLESSED

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  • Dee Rudd Columbus,GA

    Although i have been hating on you (privately only/to myself--never publicly) because i can't imagine u with another woman other than myself lol.lol..i do still love and support you and your work..it's hard at times because u r truly loveable!! i'm working on it!..lol..lol Thanks for the short talks,notes,etc. and keeping your fans abreaste of your thoughts,feelings, and appreciation!!

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  • Lisa Franklin FortCampbell,KY

    Mr. Perry, you are more than welcomed. However, I just want to say thank you for showing all sides of us...not just the one side that main stream Hollywood always want to depict. Within all your scripts, whether they are plays or movies, you always seem to hit it on the nail. Everyone can relate to it...and not just our culture. I love the way you keep on pushing through adversity... Whether its coming from the media or even from our own culture at times. I am so glad that your mom got a chance to see her sons amazing work and how you were able to prosper...determination n the belief in the MAN upstairs is an awesome power!!! You are truly Blessed and thank you for sharing your talent with us...and by the way...I don't care what anyone says....I LOVE ME SOME MADEA... Lol. Take care n GOD BLESS!!!!

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  • MicheleRene PHILLY

    Awwww TyLeR-_~ MOMMY STILL SMILING!!! STILL SMILING ON YOU!!!! WE THANK YOU TOO!! quickstory: in the beginning someone took me to my first Tyler Perry Show!! I FELL IN LOVE WITH MADEA. aS Cast Was Coming Out For Bows, i waited and waited and waited for MADEA to Come OuT! It Was Now The Fourth/Fifth ROAR APPLAUSE and i could tell the cast was about to leave the stage. i was UPSET! I ASKED, WHERE IS MADEA????????. My GirLfriend smiled and laughed and never said a word as she watched me frantically question y the STAR HAD NOT APPEARED!! and thennnnnnn ... she quietly pointed to YOU!!! My Mouth DroppedDaH!!! and there was this HANDSOME MAN IN A FINE SUIT~ i said ... thatS MADEA????? ... I WAS DONE!! STILL AM!! HAHAHA!!! YOU ARE THE BEST AND WE LOVE YOU AND WE LOVE MADEA TOO!! I SURE DO2!! THANKYOU 4EVER 4 ALL WAYS! FOR AGAPE` LOVE! Amin. c U This Afternoon at 1:30!! PEACEpeace!!!

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  • Yvrose Jeanty Cambridge, mass

    Mr.Perry I love your work and I cannot wait to go see your new movie. I hope you find new talent in your walk the role search and may god bless you and your work. Thank you Sir

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  • Deshanon Little Rock Ar

    Mr. Perry, My daughter Si' keyia )and I are huge supporters of ur work she also have a dream like many young teens..she has a dream to work w/ u and regardless of her personal struggles she continue to work hard resilience and tenacious and she remains humble so thank u for being that strong example for thriving young talents love u w/ my soul

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  • tina devaughn dallas tx

    Your welcome.....i love everything about you......your great snd your spirit is greater.....and may god continue to bless you..from my heart to yours..love tina :)

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  • Florence Nso Calabar, Nigeria

    Wow!!! Tyler Perry, your mum must ßε so proud of you forr she brought you up well.. This is the first letter I am reading from someone like you (celebrity). Tears fell from my eyes before I could finish it. I have only one word for you: God bless you. I only wished my dad was alive to enjoy the fruits of his labour by sending me to school to become a lawyer just like your mum enjoyed her's. My promise to him is I will never turn my back on those who need my help when I know I can. Keep on putting smiles on the face of people around the world especially with Madea. LOLZZZ

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  • Tikisha Snow Hill, NC

    I am a hugeee fannnn!!!!!! I've seen & love everything that u hv made thus far. Your story inspires me & so many others. Continue to let God move n your life & also continue to let him use u. You are an awesome individual & you'll never lose me as a fan...Blessings & love to you Mr.Perry <3

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  • Sherlene Stevens Delaware

    Tyler, I appreciate the attention that you give to your fans. You are not only a handsome man (the kind that doesn't need to take off your dress shirt in order to be attractive, your personality is attractive), but a sincere and humble man. How can we, as disadvantaged, forget our struggles and challenges. Thank you for all that you do. With love, Sherlene Leading Families Stevens.Helping People. Helping Families.

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