T.I. Drops $20K In 30 Minutes to Help Mothers with Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

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ATLANTA (AP) β€” Rapper T.I. spent Christmas Eve spreading holiday cheer among some single mothers, helping them with their last-minute shopping for gifts.

In a video T.I. posted on social media, the Grammy-winning artist entered an Atlanta-area Target on Sunday and called for all single mothers present to follow him. He strolled through the store alongside several mothers, went to the cash register with them and then paid for their Christmas presents.

T.I. says he spent $20,000 within a 30-minute stretch. He had to leave after that because of a flight.

This isn’t the first time T.I. has surprised shoppers by paying for their gifts. He appeared at metro Atlanta stores around Christmas in past years to help mothers in need, including making two different stops at Walmart stores in 2016.

Praises were flowing for the Atlanta-based rapper:

jermonjohnson84yellowboi said: God bless you you are such a wonderful person may this 2018 bring you many more you and your family love youπŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

brothab_7000 said: Your a solid brother….. I’m even a bigger fan of who you are today and who you are for the people… this brought tears to my eyes. I hope Your cup keeps running over because it would be for a worthy cause and for a beautiful human being.Β @troubleman31Β peace to you & yours into this new beginning of 2018.

j.j_pabloI said: love the man that God has blessed to be and your heart is just as big. Much love and Merry Christmas πŸ’™πŸŽπŸ˜šπŸ’―Β @troubleman31Β #SaluteKing

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