"Sir Darius Brown is a fourteen year old boy who is changing the lives of many pets while also expressing one of his talents."-- ynez foxe-robertson, 6th grade
Sir Darius Brown is a fourteen year old boy who is changing the lives of many pets while also expressing one of his talents: making bow ties. His talent combined with his love for dogs motivated him to help the lives of pets around the U.S.
Sir Darius was diagnosed with speech comprehension and fine motor skills delay at age two. His sister was making hair bows because at the time she was a hair stylist. She taught him how to make the bows to help him improve his motor skills. Knowing that Sir Darius couldn’t use the hair bows for his hair, she gave him fabric bands to attach the bows, too. He quickly found a passion for making bow ties.
As Hurricane Harvey hit, he learned of all the animals left homeless. Sir Darius loved dogs and knew he had to help. His mother said they didn’t have enough money to donate, and that he would have to come up with a different way to help. Sir Darius brown brought his first batch of bow ties to the ASPCA. While Sir Darius was there, he learned something terrible: If animals weren’t adopted they had to be put down to make room for new pets. With this new knowledge Sir Darius made it his job to help as many dogs get adopted as possible. But he didn’t expect to be such a hero. Sir Darius moved on to helping other pets get adopted with his bow ties too.
Sir Darius combined his love for dogs and his passion for making bow ties into an idea to help the pets get adopted. He explained that, “Even something small like a tie can help get an animal adopted because a bow tie is unique and helps bring out a pet’s personality.”
Soon, he made at least 10 bow ties a week. Each bow tie took 30 minutes. Darius had never had a dog because of the rule that pets weren’t allowed in the apartment he lived in. It was estimated that he had donated 600 bow ties to help animals get adopted. He had even donated two american flag inspired bow ties for President Biden's German Shepherds, named Major, and Champ.
Darius Brown changed the lives of many pets and shelters. His story goes way back too when he was young and his story empowers people of all ages. He did something that we all want to do, combining things he loved to help save lives. It's pretty amazing that even if you can’t donate money there are still ways you can help.