A 25-year-old woman just bought the entire stock of a closing shoe store so she could donate it all to Nebraska flood victims.
Earlier this week, college graduate Addy Tritt bought 204 pairs of new shoes from the Payless Shoe Store in Hays, Kansas.
Since Payless announced that they were going out of business in February, the company has been liquidating its assets in all 2,100 of its stores.
Upon hearing about the store’s closing, Tritt felt compelled to visit the branch so she could buy some shoes for the flood victims in Nebraska.
The store’s remaining shoes – which included 162 pairs of baby shoes, 44 pairs of women’s, and 2 pairs of men’s – were collectively worth about $6,000 retail. After about two and a half hours of negotiation, however, Tritt managed to buy all of the shoes for only $100.
“I have been so blessed. There have been so many great people in my life who have inspired me,” she told Hays Post. “So many people have helped me when I was down, I want to help if I can.
“I just hope this inspires other people to volunteer and donate if you have been blessed,” she added.