SpareFoot’s Dee Dee Dial with one of the store’s happy shoppers.
On April 22 just outside Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin, TX, a homeless man arrived at The Street Store in search of a special pair of pants. The man wanted just the right attire to wear to his mother’s funeral.
SpareFoot employee Kacy Jones helped the man, who’s in his 50s or 60s, pick out a freshly laundered pair of dress pants from Banana Republic. Knowing that he’d be dressed appropriately to honor his mother, the grateful man broke down into tears. He became even more emotional after being able to select another pair of pants, along with a button-down shirt, a polo shirt and an undershirt.
For this grieving man, the sentiment seemed to matter more than the clothes, according to Jones. “I feel that the human connection we provided by being there for him in his time of need is what resonated with him,” Jones said. → Keep Reading