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Houston furniture salesman flies Harvey responders to World Series

Jim McIngvale, better known as Mattress Mack, flew 40 Hurricane Harvey responders, military veterans and die-hard Astros fans to Game 6

By FireRescue1 Staff

HOUSTON — A popular furniture salesman flew Hurricane Harvey responders to see the World Series.

Star-Telegram reported that Gallery Furniture owner Jim McIngvale, better known as Mattress Mack, chartered a 737 plane to fly about 40 people, including first responders, military veterans and die-hard Astros fans, to see Game 6 of the World Series free of charge at Dodgers Stadium.

“We gave tickets to first responders and to fans, and just to see their face light up was repayment for whatever money I spent a thousand times over,” McIngvale said. “The first responders are the true heroes of Hurricane Harvey, and what better people to send.”

Mattress Mack is a longtime Houston celebrity. During Hurricane Harvey, he also turned his showrooms into evacuation shelters.

“I was taught in school, ‘The essence of living is giving,’” he said.

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