In the wake of dangerously cold winter weather moving through South Louisiana, a Baton Rouge man issued an urgent call for help in locating a beloved T-shirt that may have been mistakenly donated to the St. Vincent de Paul shelter to help the homeless keep warm.
A tearful Kevin Tierney told reporters that he last saw the shirt emblazoned with “I love taint” shortly before his wife dropped off collected old clothes to help visitors of the shelter keep warm. Tierney said that after several days of searching, rescue teams have not found any traces of the shirt’s whereabouts.
“I just can’t imagine my beautiful T-shirt covering some dirty hobo who’s doing God knows what.”
“We don’t know for sure that my T-shirt was donated. There’s always hope it’ll show up in the laundry or dry cleaning bag. But right now, I feel like a part of me is missing,” Tierney said while addressing reporters with East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux alongside him. “I just can’t imagine my beautiful T-shirt covering some dirty hobo who’s doing God knows what.”
Tierney said he has owned the T-shirt, a cotton-nylon blend, since 2013, when he received it as a gift for serving as best man in his cousin’s wedding.
Gautreaux said Tierney’s shirt is the worst case of a missing winter garment since the 2016 LSU football season, when 380 Tiger Stadium fans reported lost or stolen gloves, all of which remain missing.