Monday, August 20, 2012

Kid Rock Helps A Wounded War Hero


Whatever you might think about Kid Rock's music or his obsession with marrying Pamela Anderson all those times, one thing that has always been consistent with him is his love for the military and the families of the military. Over the weekend a soldier who lost his leg in Afghanistan was presented with a custom built house which will be finished by early next year. The soldier and his new wife also received another surprise, a visit from Kid Rock. Kid helped out with the donation of the home, but did not want any attention from that. Kid would have shown up whether there were cameras or not, but wanted to show the soldier that he cared and also wanted to deliver the good news about the home in person.

47 comments:

Cindy said...

Love his music, love his attitude about helping other. Go Kid!

rejectedcarebear said...

Not a fan of his music but that's awesome!! It warms my heart to read these stories about celebs doing good things for good people.

Syko said...

I love him. Great to see some positive things being touted instead of the Waffle House scuffles.

Amber said...

That's pretty awesome. I've never cared for him much, because I just can't wait the whole WT schtick. Same reason I can't get into any of the Blue Collar Comedy guys. He always came off as kind of a disaster to me, so I'm glad to see he's a legit human. Good on you!

auntliddy said...

Props to the Kid

Pen-a-lope said...

And this is one of many reasons I love the Kid.

FSP said...

I saw him at a club before he made it big. He was down to earth and just walking around and talking to people before he went on. Really cool guy.

Frufra said...

Love it! I swear, if I was rich, I'd do this sort of thing. Yeah, because it's the right thing to do, but also because it would be so damn fun! I love nothing more than being a Secret Santa and making someone's day on the QT - it's a blast :-).

Cathy said...

I haven't met him, but I've met his sister several times. Their family is really nice, so this doesn't surprise me.

Jdwg51887 said...

He lives in my hometown, I haven't personally met him but from what I hear he is super nice and just wants to be treated like a local. He donated a bunch of money to our parks and charity events.

AKM said...

He always sounds like a good egg. Not my cup of tea musically (usually), but a good egg nonetheless.

eris hilton said...

He does great things for his state and for Detroit, we love him <3 Everyone who meets him says he's a really nice guy, too.

Patty said...

Don't care much for him, but this story warms the cockles of my heart. Glad to see someone who found good fortune giving back to those in need. And, he seems to have clean hair in that picture...double bonus!

Jolene Jolene said...

@Jdwg--You must be from Clarkston? You probably know my husband. :) He's from Clarkston, too. Kid Rock really is so down to earth. There are a couple restaurants in downtown Clarkston (one I believe he partially owns called The Union), and he's always hanging out, sitting at the bar, always so friendly and if you had no idea who he was he would just be a normal local. Nice guy.

dia papaya said...

Modern Day Hero! Kid Rock!

Love this story! Thanks Enty :)

OT: FSP is that your cutie pie doggie? What is he eating....

FSP said...

@dia - that's one of my pooches. He's feasting on a Michael Vick dog chew toy.

discoflux said...

I had the pleasure of hanging out with Kid Rock a couple of times back before he "hit it big." He is a genuinely nice guy. This doesn't surprise me at all. It just reinforces what I already knew of him.

If you want to explore some of his hop-hop stuff, The Polyfuze Method is one of the greatest albums ever IMO.

rejectedcarebear said...

FSP- LOVE IT! Where did you get that? I have a feeling my pit bull would love to chew on Michael Vick.

FSP said...

@rejectedcarebear - here ya go

www.vickdogchewtoy.com

RenoBlondee said...

I love, love, love Kid Rock! Love his music and love him. This makes me really happy to know all these good things about him.

RenoBlondee said...

Also, I'd hit it hard too!

rejectedcarebear said...

@FSP- i'm glad they say the chew toy is durable..my pit has chewed up several golf balls and its pretty hard to find him a toy that he can't chew up in 5 minutes!

kelgela said...

My first crush LOVED Kid Rock when we were in like 3rd grade. I was always like..."Who is that?" As I grew older I started to know who he was and always thought he was a nice person. So now, every time I hear a song of his, I am reminded of my first crush, who I haven't seen since 5th grade.

FrenchGirl said...

kind! kind! kind!

when he's married in France with Pam Anderson,many peoples who met him said he was nice with everyone

__-__=__ said...

Very cool. He's quite talented from everything Ive read. Glad to hear he's doing well and helping others.

Amy in MI said...

I thought Kid was from Fenton, nOT clarkston? I know his dad owns then car dealer. He was home this weekend. Anyways he has done a lot for Detroit area so kudos to him

Cathy said...

@Amy in MI - he was born in Romeo, but lives in Clarkston now.

artemis said...

Kindness blind item reveal, no?

old ;ady said...

@rejectedcarebear, you can buy a horse ball. They come in medium and large and are made for horses. I use to buy them for my shar pei/pit bull mix. Then I got a large one for my Mastiff. They loved them. Try tractor supply or any animal catalog.

Noetje said...

^^ that's what I thought.. Good to hear though.

dia papaya said...

LOVE it @FSP! What a PERFECT dog toy! You were right. New avi is very cute!!!

@carebear - I have a German Shepard, probably second to Pit Bull's in bite strength. This eating machine destroys everything I give him. I get marrow bones from the butcher for him to chew on. Then when he eats out the middle, I fill them with wet dog food and freeze them. I know bones are bad for teeth but he can even destroy the black Kongs. The dog must chew!

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PugsterMom said...

Nice story. He really does have a kind vibe. Enjoy his music. Never got the whole "married to a slut" thing he had going on.

dia papaya said...

I found this on the web. The before and after pic features a cutie Shephard. LOL!

Horse Balls for Dogs

Sherry said...

Very nice of Kid to do this. Not a lot of people care to help others and he seems to be willing to go out of his way to help.

One question? What is that hanging off the back of his pants?

jaariel said...

Haven't read the aricle or any comments, 1st i have to ask: WTF is on his ass???

Anotheramy said...

I thought that thing was a tape measure or something, I dunno. Ive always heard good things about him too but, I wish he would bathe. At least his hair looks clean here.

Alicia said...

Everyone I know from Detroit has nothing but good things to say about that guy.

I hate to admit it but I have a strange secret crush .. He seems like the type that would always keep you laughing. I would never admit this in real life!!

Del Riser said...

So, so nice of the Kid!

MrWolf said...

I hate his music, but he looks freakishly like my cousin from my Ohio and he seems like a dude who generally means well.

astrogirl said...

Wow, talk about judging a book by its cover. Sorry Kid that was me.

Michelle said...

What a great, heart-warming story. I like the kid too. Love his duet with sheryl crowe.

Solitary Angel said...

Great story--so happy to know he's a truly nice man. Like his music too, and yes I'd hit it too!!

Dagny said...

I love to hear about things like this. Never really been into his music, but this gives me a newfound respect for him. Keep it up, Kid, and keep these wonderful stories coming, Enty!

smashbash said...

I have known people who have met him. He was really nice and hung out with fans until his body guard told him he needed to leave. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for his cute red neck ass. :)

Debutante said...

I think he's a cutie !! And he seems genuinely nice, so it's good to know that it's not an act.

He did an interview on Howard Stern a few years back and spoke at length about his disastrous marriage to Pam Anderson. It was pretty clear she was, in his opinion, very into $$$$ .

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