Meet The 12-Year-Old Boy Who Designs Bow Ties to Help Shelter Pets Get Adopted

Courtesy of Darius Brown

Courtesy of Darius Brown

Darius Brown, 12, has two big passions: bow ties and animals. So the Newark, New Jersey, resident helps shelter pets dress for success by donating his one-of-a-kind bow ties to rescue organizations across the country.

“It helps the dog look noticeable, very attractive,” he told TODAY. “It helps them find a forever, loving home … I love everything about dogs and cats.”

The labor of love started as a way to help Darius himself. He was diagnosed with speech delay, comprehension delay and fine motor skills delay when he was 2 years old. His mother, Joy Brown, 40, and sister Dazhai Brown-Shearz, 22, have diligently encouraged his development . . .

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