In the fall of 2020, Christine Bae took her son and daughter to the Flying Tiger Copenhagen toy store. Upon learning they were going out of business and having a big sale she told the kids “Grab whatever you want.”
Once they were home, an idea popped into her head. "These are dark times, why don't I just buy the whole store and then I can give it out?" she recalls. "I just went and did it."
She and her husband paid about $10,000 for the store's entire inventory, which amounted to over 3,000 toys. After making several trips with her SUV, they finished transporting all the items to a spare room in their home.
Over the course of the following year, Christine gave the toys to a homeless shelter, a food pantry and a non-profit organization that helps foster children.