Melissa L Williams from Tyler Perry's New Series 'Ruthless' Is Giving out $100 to Fans in Need Amid Pandemic

Tichafa Chidzonga
Mar 26, 2020
12:40 A.M.
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Melissa L. Williams from Tyler Perry's show "Ruthless" is helping support her fans that are affected by the coronavirus by giving money to those in need.

Melissa L. Williams, one of the stars on Tyler Perry's new show, "Ruthless" is using her star power for a good cause amid the coronavirus by helping out people in need.

The sudden outbreak has left many people financially strapped. According to PEOPLE, she helped some lucky fans buy a few essential supplies by giving out $100 to a number of them.

Melissa L. Williams arrives on the red carpet at the Pan African Film Festival for a screening of "Stuck With You" on February 14, 2020, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images


 told the magazine that the idea to make financial contributions came from her personal experience, she 


"Around this time last year I was working at a restaurant and I probably wouldn't have been able to survive during this time."


She admitted to being overwhelmed by the response she got from people, whom she was randomly sending $100 to on their Cash Apps. Melissa said her fans' reactions showed her that there are a lot of people in need, she added:

"It's crucial for all of us to come together to help each other and I've been blessed to be able to continue to do that."


Adding a personal touch to her donation, she didn't just give the money out. Instead, she took the time to interact with her fans on social media in order to understand their hardships.

PEOPLE confirmed that she sent money out to 14 people, and in the description, for the money transfer, she wrote, "whatever you need it for."


Many of her fans responded to the generous donations with heart emojis. Some seemed to get emotional from her random act of kindness and replied with crying emojis.

Other fans have called her "sweet" and "a blessing." One fan wrote, "thank you once again! I just don't know how to stop thanking you. This was just sweet of you!"


It is reported, she was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She graduated from the Theater department at Clark Atlanta University and appeared in many musicals before taking on movies.

Melissa has received blessings of her own with the announcement that her character on Tyler Perry's Oval would be getting a spinoff.

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