Darius Brown, 12, designs and sews butterflies to help the adoption of puppies and kittens. With the idea, he became an entrepreneur and has already received praise from former US President Barack Obama.
The teenager, who is from New Jersey, USA, creates handmade ties and donates to animal shelters to attract the attention of future adoptive pets.
The boy was born with difficulties of speech, understanding, and motor. Even so, at the age of 8, she began to help her older sister cut fabrics and make loops to help her develop. It was there that he had the idea to create the little things since he is in love with pets.
Three years later, at age 11, the child founded “Beaux & Paws,” a company specializing in unique and stylish butterflies ties for pets and their owners.
The young entrepreneur donates countless grains to shelters in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Dazhai, the 21-year-old sister, organized a “kitty” online to help the boy visit 5 American states with his little grains. “He motivates me and inspires me every day. He’s an incredible young man and I’ll do my best to help him on his journey, “he says.
Darius felt he needed to help the animals after hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017.
After the natural catastrophes, many animals were sent to shelters in the United States and, due to low adoption, many of them went to euthanasia.
Determined to help the pets find new homes, Darius began sending the little toys to the addresses – which helped to increase the number of adoptions.
Letter from Obama
Darius’ efforts have already caught the attention of many newspapers and television stations, and personalities such as former US President Barack Obama. In 2018, Obama honored Darius with a letter of recognition and praised the altruistic young man for his commitment to community service:
“From founding Beaux and Paws to raising the lives of those around you, it is clear that you are doing your part. And I trust you have tremendous pride in everything you’ve accomplished. As long as you stay engaged in the world around you, keep looking for ways to help others and never give up on yourself, I am confident that our future will be brilliant, “wrote the former president.
article translated from sonoticiaboa.com.br