Locally Marquez “Ay Quez” Beeks has been known to spread love via his non profit organization, but earlier this month he set out to touch a few soles in a completely different state.
The Touching Soles executive traveled almost 350 miles away from his hometown of Rockford, Illinois to northwest Minneapolis, Minnesota where he met with the students and staff of the Love Works Academy for Visual and Performing Arts.
Marquez shared encouraging words with the students of the academy before giving away four pairs of shoes to staff-selected students. In previous interviews he shared that he chooses to let the staff select who receives the shoes simply because they know the students better than he does.
A complete video recap of this event can be found below.