Tyler Perry Gives Woman New Van After Hers Is Stolen
Alicia Day says her 'mouth just dropped' when she heard
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 3, 2012 10:00 AM CDT
Tyler Perry is seen at the BET Awards on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – When Tyler Perry saw a news report about a Georgia woman with cerebral palsy whose specially-equipped van was stolen from her driveway, the filmmaker decided to give Alicia Day a brand new vehicle. Day, who uses a wheelchair, told an Atlanta TV station she prides herself on being independent and works part-time as a greeter at Home Depot. Her mother relied on the van to take Day to work and to doctor appointments. "My mouth just dropped to the floor" when she learned Perry would give her a new van, Day says.