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Tyler Perry Comes To The Rescue Of Great Grandmother Who Lost Home In Fire


Dec. 26 2010, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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Just like Madea would have, Tyler Perry reached out to an 84-year-old great grandmother whose house burned to the ground in a vicious fire Tuesday.  The Atlanta-based, producer/director/writer/actor and has offered to build the senior citizen a brand new house, has learned.

Rosa Lee Ransby, 88, and her 4-year-old great-granddaughter escaped the deadly blaze that turned her Coweta County home into ashes. She'd lived in the house for 40 years.

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After seeing a distraught Ransby during a news report on Atlanta's WSBTV, Perry decided to step in a give the devastated family the ultimate Christmas gift.

“It’s made my Christmas," Coweta Fire Chief Todd Moore told WSBTV. "I’ve been doing this a long time, seen a lot of bad things come and go but this is special.”

The news station also reports that Perry is currently renting a home for Ransby to live in until her new house can be constructed.  It is just a few doors down from where her home once stood.

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Ransby's new home will be built on the same lot where her old one burned, with construction beginning in January.


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