This Seamstress Is Being Called A 'Lifesaver' For Her Kindness, But She Says She's Just Doing Her Job

Absoutely amazing.

When an Oklahoma bridal shop shut down, only to leave dozens of dresses unaltered, one woman decided she couldn't let the brides down.

Rose Ellis was a seamstress at an Alfred Angelo store in Oklahoma, a bridal chain that closed more than 60 stores abruptly earlier this month. 

"This has turned into the most difficult and stressful part of the whole thing," Cyndi Whitten of Houston, who's daughter ordered a gown from one of the stores, told The New York Times. "You just wanted to sit there and burst into tears because your daughter's easy part of the wedding isn't so easy."

But Ellis thought quickly, telling ABC News she had to come up with a better solution. So she went to her store, took home all the gowns that had already been paid for, and decided to do the alterations for free before returning the pieces to the customers. 


"They're in tears, they're just so grateful that they have a gown," Ellis adds. "And the moms are like, 'you're a lifesaver,' and I'm thinking, 'I'm only doing what I'm supposed to do.'"

The news outlet also reports that one customer has started a GoFundMe page for Ellis, considering she's not being paid for her work and is personally delivering the gowns. 

"Rose's plan was to continue doing all of the alterations and use her own money to pay for gas and hotel rooms to do fittings out of every Thursday until she gets through all the dresses," Stephanie Huey writes on GoFundMe. "Instead, I am working with hotels and other venues to donate working space for her," she says, adding that people can donate to the page. 

In just eight days, more than 100 people have raised more than $4,000 for Ellis, proving that an act of kindness doesn't go unnoticed. 

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