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Arkansas mother buys 1500 pairs of shoes to close paid for children in need



In this February 17, 2019, file photo, a Payless ShoeSource store seen in Orlando, Florida, is the first day of the company's liquidation sale after it announced on February 15, 2019 that it will close its 2,100 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Carrie Jernigan of Alma, Arkansas, took her daughter to an unpaid sale to get her a new pair of shoes. She ended up leaving every couple in the store, reports NBC News.

At Payless, Jernigan's 4th grade daughter, Harper, saw a pair she wanted to buy for her girlfriend, whom her shoes had noticed were too small. "I know he likes Avengers, so I saw some Avengers shoes and I said, & # 39; Hey Mommy, can we get these shoes to one of my friends? & # 39;" Harper told NBC affiliate KNWA in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

But the mother and daughter realized that they did not know the shoe size of Harper's friend. "I looked at the clerk jokingly and just asked, 'How much for the rest of the shoes in here? Just kidding, "said Jernigan.

Her joke came to an idea: What if she bought all the shoes and donated to those in need in the community? Jernigan ended up buying 1

500 pairs of shoes, in sizes from infants to men to 13. The good deed has snowballed beyond the shoes, now churches and local businesses are planning a big event at the school to give the shoes away, along with free haircuts, eye exams and other things kids may need as they head into the new school year. [19659006] Couple Restores Wedding Ring Lost in Hawaii

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