Warming the Feet of Homeless People

88-Year-Old Man Gives Back to His Community 


After the passing of his wife in 2010, Bob Rutherford searched for a way to give back to his community.

Bob built two custom-made knitting machines and used them to create socks to protect people in need from the frigid Canadian winters. Watch the CNN video of Bob in action.

Now, the 88-year old has expanded his sock production into a four-person operation, knitting up and churning out socks in mass. Today, Socks by Bob has warmed the feet (and hearts) of thousands, having knit and donated more than 11,600 pairs to homeless shelters across Canada.


Photo: via CNN

Video: via CNN