Kid Rock dropped about $81,000 to settle all of a local Nashville Walmart's layaway accounts just days after his Christmas parade debacle

By Nicole Sands
December 10, 2018 04:55 PM
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He’s making his list, checking it twice and bringing joy to those who are nice at a Nashville-area Walmart. However, this time, the jolly man in his red and white suit goes by the name of Kid Rock.

Just days after Tyler Perry dropped $434,000 to pay off all the layaway items at two Atlanta-area Walmarts, the “Picture” singer followed the act of kindness by paying off layaway items in his hometown.

“Great idea!” the 47-year-old rocker tweeted in response to Perry’s kind deed. “I followed your lead and paid off the layaway at my local Walmart in Nashville. Merry Christmas and God Bless You!”

Kid Rock contributed about $81,000 to settle all of the store’s accounts, manager Tom Meyer told The Tennessean. According to Meyer, Rock phoned the store on Friday morning to express his desire to spread some holiday cheer, before his manager visited the store later that day to complete the transaction.

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“Kudos to Kid Rock for making such a gesture in our community,” Meyer said. “I think that’s a pretty Nashville proud moment.”

Aside from being gifted their paid-off items, each layaway customer will also receive a thoughtful card from Kid Rock reading, “Merry Christmas from your neighbor!”

The charitable act follows an incident last week when Rock threw a crude term at The View co-host Joy Behar on Fox & Friends and was ousted as grand marshal of the Nashville Christmas Parade.

“People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct,” he said on Nov. 30. “And I would say, you know, love everybody, except — I’d say screw that Joy Behar bitch.”

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On Dec. 1, the day of the event, Rock addressed his removal from the parade’s lineup and suggested that he may still attend. “Well folks, it is official…My parade has been rained on!” he wrote on Facebook.

“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,” he said. “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,” Rock added. “I love Nashville and the people she holds. But remember…Rock n Roll Never Forgets!!”