Black and Latino campers who were kicked out of a private suburban swim club last month will be cooling off in style in August at a pool at Walt Disney World, courtesy of actor/producer/director/playwright Tyler Perry.
The star of the popular Madea movies and creator of television’s “Meet the Browns” told fans in an email letter Monday that he is paying to send campers from Philadelphia’s Creative Steps Inc. to the Orlando theme park from Saturday, Aug. 1 to Monday, Aug. 3.
“This is awful, and for anyone that has grown up in the inner-city, you know that one small act of kindness can change your life,” Perry wrote of the pool incident and his decision to get involved. “One act of kindness, one person telling them they are special, one moment of encouragement can make them move mountains. I know it to be true because I was one of them.”
This is nice of Tyler Perry to give the kids who were shunned last month. Hopefully there will be more people like him who is willing to show kindness rather than disdain on that issue.