Five-year-old won’t be sell­ing gui­tar

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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

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