A Taiwanese father is capturing the hearts of many online after he was spotted waiting outside of a shop for three days just to purchase a pair of the limited-edition Yeezys sneakers as a reward for his son.
The 44-year-old father, only identified by his surname Li, was one of the 20 customers who patiently waited in front of an Adidas store in Taichung, Taiwan on June 7, according to Taiwan Apple Daily via World of Buzz.
Unlike the other customers who queued up in front of the store to get their hands on the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black, Li had been there for three days straight. While speaking to reporters, Li explained that he had been sleeping outside the outlet for three nights and did not go home so that he wouldn’t lose his spot in the line.
His son, who is in Form 3, desperately wanted the shoes but was unable to line up as he needed to attend school. Luckily, his devoted father offered to wait in line for him in front of the store.
Li, a delivery driver, said that he doesn’t earn much in his line of work, but despite that, he is willing to spend money on the sneakers as his son really wants them and he wanted to reward his son for doing well in school.
However, it wasn’t exactly clear how many of the Yeezys the Adidas store had in stock. It was said in the report that there were 300 people willing to line up to take home a pair of the long-awaited shoes, which has a price tag of 8,800 Taiwanese dollars ($279).