Kid Rock pays $81,000 worth of layaways for 350 Walmart customers’ Christmas presents
Actor and director Tyler Perry recently posted a video on Twitter revealing that he’d paid off the Walmart layaway balances for customers at two Georgia locations.
Following his example, musician Kid Rock also did the same thing at his local Walmart in Nashville, Tennessee.
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Richie, recently sent his manager to pay off the balances of 350 layaway accounts at a Walmart store in Nashville. The 3458 Dickerson Pike store received around $81,000 to pay down 350 customer accounts.
The store’s manager Tom Meyer said:
"Kudos to Kid Rock for making such a gesture in our community. I think that's a pretty Nashville proud moment."
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Taking a page out of Tyler Perry’s book, Rock wrote on Twitter:
"@tylerperry Great idea! I followed your lead and paid off the layaway at my local Walmart in Nashville. Merry Christmas and God Bless You!"
Meyer revealed that the musician had called the store on Friday morning and explained that he wanted to pay down the balances of customers. The singer’s manager later came into the store to make the payment.
I was trying to do this anonymously but oh well!!! pic.twitter.com/T0dhRHyU66— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) December 6, 2018
Meyer has since had the privilege of letting customers know that their accounts had been paid off. He shared that the items on layaway were likely Christmas gifts since the store only offers the program during the holiday season.
Each customer was also given a card explaining that Rock had made the payment on their behalf. The card simply read: "Merry Christmas from your neighbor! – Kid Rock"
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Well folks, it is official…My parade has been rained on! But in the end, it is not about me. It is about the kids and the wonderful work they do at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Either way, myself, family and especially my granddaughter, are gonna enjoy today. Sending well wishes for a break in the rain and a successful parade. I love Nashville and the people she holds. But remember…Rock n Roll Never Forgets!! Robert Ritchie / Kid Rock
Autumn and Woody Nuccio are some of the lucky customers who had the balance paid off by the singer. They went out of their way to make sure Rock knew how grateful they were for his generosity.
@tylerperry Great idea! I followed your lead and paid off the layaway at my local Walmart in Nashville. Merry Christmas and God Bless You!— Kid Rock (@KidRock) December 7, 2018
They revealed that without him they wouldn’t have been able to give their three young children presents for Christmas this year. The parents didn’t have enough money for rent and the toys they’d bought for Christmas on layaway.
Would love to see the others follow the lead lets see what happens— darlenemullins (@darlenemullins) December 9, 2018
Walmart took to Twitter to applaud the two star’s for their good deeds. They wrote: "This is awesome! You guys are spreading the Christmas spirit like crazy.”
Such an amazing thing to do.. I live in Nashville and you are truly a blessing to this city. God Bless you!! #armyvet— Tammie King (@KingTammie) December 8, 2018
Last week, Rock took to Twitter to offer a tribute to the Bush family as they dealt with the loss of the family patriarch former President George H.W. Bush. The musician posted an image of himself with the former president and the former first lady.
Rest in Peace— Kid Rock (@KidRock) December 5, 2018
George H.W. Bush 1924 - 2018
With love and respect,
-Kid Rock pic.twitter.com/vQ3fClsVph
Online users were shocked to see the image as the singer had been quite vocal about his harsh stance against the Bush family. His 1990 song "Pimp of The Nation," he took a swing at former first lady Barbara Bush by calling her a derogatory name.
However, some of his fans were quick to point out that Rock might’ve changed his views about the Bush family over the years.