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A woman’s act of kindness continues to make an impression

Ta Leia Thomas — better known as Ace — got tickets to the game, a pair of autographed Justin Jefferson cleats and an autographed football.

MINNEAPOLIS — A woman continues to be showered with praise after she gave her pair of sneakers to a homeless man without shoes at a liquor store this week.

Ta Leia Thomas — better known as Ace — was working at a Brooklyn Center liquor store last Tuesday when she saw a homeless man make a pair out of some boxes, trying to protect his feet from the cold. She then gave him her favorite pair of shoes, telling KARE 11, "I didn't care about the shoes, I cared about him." 

On Saturday, she not only received seats to what turned out to be a legendary Minnesota Vikings game, but the team surprised her with autographed — and worn — Justin Jefferson cleats.

“I didn't think it was gonna get as big as it is but I just want to show the world that there are still good-hearted kind-hearted people out in the world,” she said.

Ace's good deed is definitely inspiring others. 

The store where she works, Brooklyn Center Liquor, is giving back.

They have a drive called "Ace's Warmth' and have put barrels all over city liquor stores and city hall to collect warm clothing for unsheltered people.

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