'Mattress Mack Day' petition picks up support from thousands

By Amanda Cochran - Social Media Producer

(Change.org)

HOUSTON - A petition is picking up steam after Hurricane Harvey for Aug. 26 to be declared "Mattress Mack Day" in Houston.

More than 128,000 people have already signed the petition on Change.org.

The campaign description reads: “It's time, Houston it's time, that Mattress Mack deserves his own Houston's day/key to the city. During Hurricane Harvey he turned the key to his locations and opened them up as shelters. This man is a Houston icon that deserves to be remembered forever. Signing this petition will help us get what he deserves August 26 is to be declared as Mattress Mack Day in Houston.”

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is known throughout the Houston area not only for his zany commercials, but his generosity.

In addition to bringing delivery trucks out to help rescue evacuees escape their flooding homes, he opened up his Gallery Furniture showroom as a shelter.

Read more about “Mattress Mack”’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Watch some of his vintage and more current commercials:

 

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