By Matthew Brooks
Payless Shoe stores closing across the country. One family in Arkansas took advantage of their local Payless closing to help out the needy.
Carrie Jernigan told 5 News in Arkansas that she saw her daughter saw a pair Avengers shoes. Her daughter asked if she could buy them for a friend at school.
Then Jernigan got an idea.
“As I was checking out I just said ‘how much for the rest of the shoes in the store,’ almost joking and I could see the clerks, her face, her wheels start to turn and she finished checking me out. She said ‘can I have your number?'” Carrie Jernigan said.
The next day, the shoe store’s district manager called Jernigan.
The district manager said that buy out the remainder of the stock.
Jernigan told 5 News that she originally thought she would be buying 200 – 300 shoes.
Then the show store got another shipment.
Jernigan ended up buying almost 1,500 shoes.
She has decided to throw a back-to-scho0l bash for her community where she will give away the shoes.