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Store employee gives shoes off her feet to stranger in need

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Have you ever met someone willing to give you the shirt off their back? What about their shoes?

If you step into Brooklyn Center Liquor Store, it's not unusual to find ta Leia Thomas, otherwise known as "Ace," with a kind smile.

"I wish I could have a dozen Aces on staff," store manager Tom Agnes aid.

But it was out of the ordinary, to have that kindness captured on camera.

"I came back from lunch on Tuesday and Ace is helping customers and helping people out in her socks," added Agnes.

It happened in a matter of seconds. First, you see a man digging in the trash, then strapping boxes on his feet as makeshift shoes. But Ace acts quickly.

"I see his feet and I just automatically took my shoes off," Ace said.

"You know the old saying give the shirt off your back? She literally gave the shoes off her feet," Agnes said.

But not just any shoes. They were ace's favorite pair of purple retro Jordans, representing her favorite Minnesota team.

"He said nobody would ever give me shoes like that. And I said, well, I’m not everybody. And he was like thank you so much and I see him walking away and he’s walking away with pride," Ace added.

Ace said it was an easy decision.

Hundreds of shares, likes and comments later, Ace hopes her story inspires others to be kind in return.

"If my shoes can help make the world a better place you can have them. Everybody in the world deserves to be loved."

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