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Taco Stop Offers ‘Leave a Coat, Take a Coat’ Rack for the Needy

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DALLAS - It’s freakin' cold! And as meteorologist Kevin Roth’s been warning us, it's only getting colder. That’s why a local business came up with a cool idea to keep people warm.

Taco Stop in Dallas set up a coat rack with a sign that reads, "Are you cold? Take one. Do you want to help? Leave one."

“I was homeless once, so I know what it means to not have and need it," Barbara Carr said. "Whoever came up with this idea, it helps and it speaks volumes about the need for the community."

The person behind the idea is Taco Stop owner Emilia Flores, “A lot of people are not necessarily homeless, but they're going through a rough time and so, they appreciate that they don't have to go inside and ask for something. They just grab it off the rack.”

The act of kindness has also inspired nearby business Noble Rey Brewing to start a coat rack of their own.

It's refreshing to know that as the temps are getting colder, people's bodies and hearts are getting warmer.