Five-year-old won’t be selling guitar
Nick’s father, Kevin, didn’t attend the concert, but he “ kicked himself ” afterwards, according to his wife.
Nick was also a smash hit at the Brigus Blueberry Festival earlier this month.
“ There were people ... hugging him, kissing him, (and) shaking his hand,” his mother says.
Raelene never before had so many Facebook friendship requests.
Reid tweets Nick on Twitter. Reid used Nick, who’s affectionately known as Little Johnny and who people say could easily pass for the performer’s son, as a recent Facebook profile picture. Someone posted a video on YouTube that has since gone viral.
Someone in Reid’s fan club commented, “ When Johnny picked up your son, every mother’s heart melted.”
Not for sale
Now, Nick has his very own guitar, autographed by former owner Johnny Reid. He also owns his white jacket, which his mother bought from the dealer.
The boy’s favourite song is Reid’s “ Today I’m Going to Try and Change the World.”
The Walls have enrolled their son in guitar lessons, but you can be sure their son won’t be using the instrument Reid gave him. That one’s going to be locked away as a keepsake.
As for individuals who are begging to buy the instrument, Raelene responds directly: “ we’re keeping it.” • Hometown — Brigus • Parents — Kevin and Raelene Wall • Children — Kate, 3, and Nicholas (Nick), 5 • Pet — Dog, Cuddles