Posted on Jun 27, 2019

12-year-old boy with a heart of gold helps stray animals from shelters to find a home in his own creative way.

Darius Brown lives in New Jersey, the USA, and creates stylish handmade bow-ties for and . The boy donates the products to animal shelters to attract the attention of potential caretakers.


When the boy was 2 years old, the doctors made a diagnosis – speech, comprehension, and fine motor skills delay.

In order to overcome the disease, Darius began to help his elder sister to cut and sew fabric. The parents saw that the new skills were not easy for the boy, but they encouraged him. As a result, he began to make pretty products and developed fine motor skills. And now he uses this ability to help animals.

A year ago, Darius Brown founded Beaux & Paws – a pet couture company, specializing in unique and stylish bow-ties for people and animals.


The young CEO seems to know more about the right ways of doing business than many modern entrepreneurs.

Darius donated countless bow-ties to animal shelters and adoption centers in the USA and the UK. And his efforts are supported by more than 43 thousand followers on Instagram.

As a big dog lover, he wanted to help our furry friends after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in 2017. Many of the stray pets turned up into shelters and would be sent to sleep due to lack of future owners.


Darius was bent on helping four-legged companions. His lovely accessories have turned animals into cute and elegant pets, ready to go home at any moment. And this attracted potential adopters.

When you look at the boy’s CV, it’s hard to believe that he is only 12. In 2018, former US President Barack Obama awarded Darius with a letter of recognition in which he thanked the young altruist for his dedicated work for the good of society.


Obama wrote: “As long as you stay engaged in the world around you, continue looking for ways to help others and never give up on yourself, I’m confident our future will be bright”.

Darius also received Leadership Award from Leaders of the Future No Limits, Outstanding Achievement Award from the WDIB Conference, the Youth Changer Award from “Excel Honors”. Next month the “Black Cotton Foundation” award him with the Jasmina Anema Youth Award.


Dazhai, Darius’s sister, was so inspired by her brother, that launched a fundraising campaign.

It’s aimed at joining Darius in his PAW-some mission to save more pets this summer. The boy is going to visit more than 5 states, volunteer in animal shelters and donate his bow ties.


The boy really has the heart of gold, doesn’t he? What do you think about this?

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