Beaux & Paws is the brainchild of 12-year-old Darius Brown, who is the company’s CEO. The New Jersey native’s goal is to help shelter pets stand out with a snazzy bow, so they can get adopted quicker. He has done this by creating the bows himself, and when he started it was all out of pocket, and it wasn’t always easy as when he was very young Darius was diagnosed with a speech delay, a comprehension delay, and applying motor skills delay. Still he pressed on as he could do nothing less, you see, it was seeing the pets that were displaced in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma that inspired Darius to start the company.
So he made bows, and posed with the pets, and promoted them on his social media pages on Facebook and Instagram. He has garnered quite a bit of attention doing that, enough so that his GoFundMe page has already raised enough money for him to embark on a journey to travel to different states and spread his bowties to animals who continue to need adoption. It is his way of helping animals that otherwise are looking at a sad end.
It is a beautiful idea and a wonderful cause that any animal lover should support. But it is also quite a remarkable thing that this young man has overcome his own difficulties all in a pursuit of helping those who cannot advocate for themselves. If you want to know more about this young man and what he had to battle to follow his cause and what he has accomplished you can find it in your Good News Story of the Day here.
For anyone who may feel too little for their big dreams, here’s some advice from the CEO himself: “If you have a passion for anything that you do and love, don’t wait until you’re like 30 or 40, just start it now and just pursue it, and never give up, and just continue.” Couldn’t say it better.
Story and Image from Inside Edition.