Kid Rock Pays off $81,000 Worth of Walmart Layaways

The actor who inspired the musician to pay it forward

Kid Rock is embracing the spirit of the season. The singer was certainly in the spirit of giving when he opened up his wallet and paid off all the layaway accounts at a Nashville Walmart.

The store’s manager told WBIR-TV that Kid Rock (real name: Robert Ritchie) spent $81,000 to close 350 accounts. The musician said on Twitter that he was inspired to do the good deed by actor/filmmaker Tyler Perry, who did something similar.

The store manager said customers that were the beneficiaries of Kid Rock’s gifts were excited to receive cards that read: “Merry Christmas” from your neighbor!”

On the music front, Kid Rock’s new greatest hits album was released on September 21st. It includes fan favorites like “All Summer Long,” “Born Free,” and “First Kiss.”