Tyler Perry

Filmmaker and TV producer Tyler Perry is bringing a Christmas miracle to an Atlanta grandmother who recently lost her home in a fire.

Rosa Lee Ransby and her 4-year-old great-granddaughter escaped a fire Tuesday in her Coweta County, Ga., home, The Associated Press reports. Firefighters began soliciting donations soon after for the 88-year-old woman.

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Perry, whose media empire includes the Madea films and the TV show Tyler Perry's House of Payne, is based in Atlanta and pledged to rent Ransby a house for a year, pay for utilities, buy her furniture and then build her a new home.