Young Black Brothers Give Back Amid Pandemic

Written by BET Staff

Two young Georgia brothers successfully ran their bowtie business in spite of the pandemic. Not only did they rake in the cash, but they also helped those in need. 

Treandos Thornton, 8, who is currently in the third grade in Atlanta, Ga., started his own bowtie company, T&N Bow Ties and Apparel, when he was just 5 years old. Now, he is pulling $50,000 in annual sales and aspires to have his own store when he grows up, CBS News reports. 

“My idea was for it to motivate kids to see that style meets purpose,” Treandos tells the outlet. 

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His younger brother Noah, 5, has also joined the business, earning a new and coveted title, according to Treandos. “I’m the CEO and founder and Noah is the president, newly promoted,” he tells the news outlet.

The talented entrepreneur also heads his own food and toy drive that helps families in need. UPS donated a truckload of supplies over the holidays, CBS notes.

With business continuing to soar, Treandos has learned life skills along the way.

“Look up! Don’t look down all the time,” he said. “If someone shakes your hand, shake firmly. Of course, before COVID times.” 

When it comes to the brothers’ business ventures, they are running things, with the help of their parents, of course. But dinner table rules and household chores are still decided by the bosses in the family—mom and dad.

(Photo courtesy of CBS News)

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