hen "Mattress Mack" Jim McIngvale saw the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, he immediately leapt into action to help the people who needed it.
Thanks to his quick thinking and generosity, hundreds of displaced people are able to wait out the storm in comfort.
But what's going to happen to all that furniture when the waters finally recede?
Mattress Mack is being considered a local hero in Houston.
For decades now, Jim McIngvale (also known by his commercial persona, “Mattress Mack”) has dressed in a mattress costume and made the most entertaining commercials for his shop, Gallery Furniture.
Mattress Mack’s eccentric looks aren’t limited to a mattress costume, though.
Sometimes he adds a giant clock to complete his look.
In this commercial from the ’80s, Mattress Mack used the gigantic timepiece to warn customers that time was running out to take advantage of Gallery Furniture’s year-end sale.
You have to admit, the man knows how to rock a costume.
Mattress Mack has also been known to don a pink bunny outfit on occasion.
Well, because who wouldn’t want to buy their furniture from a man in a pink bunny outfit?
At one point, Mattress Mack even invited a live bull into his store.
The bull was named Lone Star, and he was there to act as “the only bull you’ll find in Gallery Furniture.”
Over the past 40 years, Mattress Mack has become a household name in Houston. We can assume a lot of households are filled with his furniture, too.
Recently, Mattress Mack once again put on his trademark costume.
We know that not all heroes wear capes, but as it turns out, at least one hero puts on a giant mattress before he saves people.
In the wake of the Hurricane Harvey’s destruction, Jim McIngvale did something that solidifies him as one of Houston’s biggest heroes.
So what exactly was it?