Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

For the past 14 or so years, my parents and I have gone to Hu’s Shoes in Georgetown on Mother’s Day so my mom can pick out a pair of shoes after brunch. We stumbled upon the store years ago, and have kept up the tradition ever since, rain or shine. The guys always sit down to catch up on what’s happened the past year, and patiently help as my mom tries on every pair of flats and my dad riddles them with dad jokes. We look forward to it every year.

Today, knowing we wouldn’t be able to come in, I reached out by email to let the guys know that we are thinking of them and will be in as soon as social distancing regulations ease up.

The co-owner, Eric, immediately wrote back, and offered to go in, pick out an assortment of shoes my mom might like, and personally drive them out to my mom in Garrett Park (MoCo). I was truly taken aback. It was such a kind gesture. We only go to the store once a year, and can’t possibly be one of the “VIP” customers, so the fact that Eric took the time to suggest the idea and follow through was truly special. It made my mom’s day, and made us even more loyal customers. I just wanted to share the news of another locally-owned business going above and beyond.

Lots of love to Hu’s Shoes and all of our local stores and restaurants (including Unconventional Diner!).”


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