South Portland, ME – DMX was in a gift-giving mood during his recent trip to Maine. According to ABC affiliate WMTW, X paid a family’s bill for some school shoes while shopping at Journey’s in the Maine Mall on Saturday (August 31).

Nikki Cutchens and her daughter Grace Firley said the veteran MC was at the register next to them when he offered to cover their costs. He told them he was blessed to have 15 children of his own and wanted to pay for the shoes.

“I was actually having a really hard time picking out shoes,” Firley said. “I could not figure out which ones I wanted and then we went in that store and I found the shoes that I wanted and we just happened to go pay for them and it happened.”

She added, “They’re technically his shoes. That’s what I’m going to say. I have DMX’s shoes.”

X ended up buying shoes for Firley, who just began seventh grade at Ellsworth Middle School, and her sister, who’s attending college in Portland.

Check out a photo of X and his new friends below.