By Alex Meier
In Houston, heroes don’t wear capes. They sell mattresses.
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is back to help the city in crisis, this time by opening his enormous north Houston furniture store as a shelter for those left without power or heat from record-breaking winter storms.
Mattress Mack spoke exclusively to Houston native and “Good Morning America” anchor Michael Strahan Thursday morning, sneaking in a shoutout to one of his favorite customers — Strahan’s mom.
“[There are] lots of people with lots of needs, and we are more than happy to open this furniture store to serve the community because that’s why we exist,” he said.
McIngvale previously opened Gallery Furniture, which has a generator that can power the location for several days, as a shelter after flooding from Hurricane Harvey in 2017 inundated much of Houston. He has also provided meals for people during the coronavirus pandemic.
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