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Tyler Perry has overcome homelessness and now he’s helping a family of junior Olympians to do the same by furnishing an apartment that he promised to pay two years’ worth of rent for.

Last year the Sheppard sisters, Tai, 11, Rainn, 10, and Brooke, 9, made it to the AAU Junior Olympics where Tai and Rainn helped their relay team win the gold. Even though the girls are A and B students who scored the cover of Sports Illustrated Kids last year, the girls revealed during a segment on the ABC daytime talk show “The View” that they were homeless.

Perry saw the Sheppard sisters’ story and heard their mother, Tonia Handy, speak about trying to make ends meet with a minimum wage job. Last November, he agreed to help the family get out of the shelter they were staying in by paying two years’ worth of their rent.

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