Kind kids + dogs + bow ties .... doesn't get much better than this!
11-year-old Darius Brown loves dogs and is doing his part to help shelter pups get adopted. By puttin' a bow on it! 'It' being a pup.
Darius created his company Beaux and Paws after he saw the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and wanted to help displaced dogs... and it worked!
“As soon as I give them a bow tie, boom! Adopted,” he said.
Darius loves wearing and making bow ties. It’s something he has been doing since he was 8 years old.
“I wear bow ties every day. Every day. Oh, I love wearing bow ties,” he says.
Darius says that he has a great love for animals and felt that he needed to do something for them after the hurricane in Texas. So he donated his bow ties in bulk to the New York ASPCA for them to wear.
“I wanted the dogs to be adopted and if they didn’t [get] adopted, they’d get euthanized and that would make me sad,” he says.
Darius’ bow ties have even been featured in a New York City pet fashion show... which I can only imagine is the greatest fashion show ever. Additionally, Darius' bowties caught the attention of Barack Obama, who just last month, sent a signed letter to Darius encouraging him to never give up.
“Know that I’m rooting for you in all you do, and I wish you the very best,” the letter read.
Darius hopes to expand his business with an online store.
To check out Darius’ bow ties, click here.