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A Dallas Taqueria Turned Itself Into A Coat Donation Center During The Holiday Season

Giving back is the best way to embrace the holiday spirit

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Now that Christmas is just a few weeks away, restaurants are decking their proverbial halls with garland and tinsel in celebration of the holiday. But one Dallas taqueria chose a pretty interesting way to “decorate” the exterior of their building in the most seasonally-appropriate way possible.

According to CBS DFW, Taco Stop in the Design District has set up a coat donation rack outside the restaurant, as you can see in the photo above. You can take a coat if you’re feeling chilly in this recently-arrived winter weather, or leave one if you’ve got an extra to help someone in need this season.

“I think people are hungry for ways to be kind and generous,” said Flores. “I didn’t know if it would catch on but it has,” Taco Stop owner Emilia Flores told CBS. Apparently, the restaurant also held its coat drive last year, but Flores has now inspired her neighbors at Noble Rey Brewing Company to add a coat rack of their own.

Considering that this year’s been pretty terrible for a lot of us, this kind of heartwarming news is exactly what we all need this time of year. Good on you, Taco Stop.