Allentown boy gives back to the community with bow tie business

- 9-year-old Rocco Ramos from Allentown is all about the bow tie. The 4th grader has been hooked on the bow tie trend since he was 3.

"I just like the patterns and it just makes me feel good when I wear them and stuff," he told FOX 29.

This pint-sized entrepreneur and his mom decided to make it more of a mission after Rocco saw a man down on his luck and offered him a bow tie.

"Next thing you know, I'm coming back to TD Bank to give somebody a he just met a bow tie because that is what he wants," his mom, Millie Canales, said. "He just wants people to feel good because he thinks a bow tie really make somebody happy."

That was the start of Rocco's Bow Ties. They come in all sizes and patterns. Carmen Nunez is one of two seamstress who helps make the magic.

Even the dog Meatball has a bow tie. There are girl bow ties and boy bow ties. The cost is 10-12 dollars and for everyone who buys a tie Rocco donates one to a person in need as a pick-me-up.

"I've know Rocco since he was one and I've never seen a child at his age do so much for those who don't have," Nunez said.

Rocco volunteers in the community and tutors children at school. He was recently honored by the Union Baptist Church.

"In my spirit, he will be such an inspiration, not ony to youth, but also to our adults," Union Baptist Church Youth Pastor Knoxley Samms said. 

For more information, please visit his Facebook page.

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