Earlier this week, reports that Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch displayed some of his infamous generosity inside a Dallas McDonald’s is emerging as the feel-good story of the week. After Lynch gifted a young employee with $500 dollars to begin his fashion boutique, a co-founder of the Buscemi shoe line also chipped in by giving the teen a $2,000 pair of kicks.
Lynch strolled into the McDonald’s Sunday after his squad vanquished the Dallas Cowboys and struck up a conversation with 17-year-old Terrance Downs reports TMZ Sports. The pair discussed Lynch’s high-end Buscemi shoes, created by fashion designer Jon Buscemi and who is also the younger brother of actor Steve Buscemi.
Downs told Lynch he wants to open a fashion store one day, which prompted the running back to give the teen the cash to jumpstart his fashion dreams, but it didn’t end here.
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Now, we’ve learned Rob Heppler — the co-founder of Buscemi — found out about the story and was so moved, he reached out to the kid to help him on his journey.
In fact, he’s hookin’ the kid up with a pair of the multi-color 100mm kicks — which retail at $1,950 (they’re hand painted with gold plated hardware and real snakeskin leather).
“Marshawn’s goal was to help Terrance grow,” Heppler said … “We felt that having him put his money toward starting his business would help that.”
Downs did take the cash Lynch gave him to cop some Buscemi shoes, but he says he’s even more motivated to become a fashion success so he can pay it forward as well.