The photos were already moving, but the video really says it all. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen visited children outside of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, earlier this summer, delivering TOMS walking shoes to those in need.
“We’re very aware of [TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie’s] work and what he was doing and trying to accomplish, and it’s something obviously we wanted to be a part of,” Ashley shares in the clip above.
The sisters partnered with TOMS to create limited-edition shoes through their label, The Row; for every pair of TOMS + The Row shoes sold, a child in need will receive a new pair of shoes.
“It has been so much fun to collaborate with The Row and to see the girls and their friends down here on their hands and knees putting shoes on kids’ feet,” Mycoskie adds.
In fact, the experience proved quite humbling for the stars. “I think it’s really taught me a little bit more about myself and how I can be more affectionate and loving,” Mary-Kate says. “And how putting a smile on a kid’s face is … well, there’s nothing like it.”
Adds Ashley, “The children are so special, kind, they’re loving, welcoming and they’re just incredible.”