Perry's announcement, in turn, inspired Kid Rock to make a similar move.
@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
According to WBIR, Kid Rock paid off 350 layaway accounts, totaling about $81,000, at a Nashville area Walmart.
"Kudos to Kid Rock for making such a gesture in our community," Walmart store manager Tom Meyer shared with WBIR. "I think that's a pretty Nashville proud moment."
"The layaway customers, who have been coming into the store as a result of Kid Rock's gesture, are wearing shocked and smiling faces," WBIR reported.