Ray Phillips came up with the idea for SoapSox, a unique and fun washcloth for kids, while he was the program director at a children’s residential treatment facility. “In that line of work you see it all—the good, the bad and the ugly,” he said. One challenging case involved a boy that refused to bath for a week. After days of working with Phillips, the boy admitted he wanted to get clean but he didn’t want to leave his favorite stuffed animal behind. So Phillips grabbed a spare stuffed toy and began making modifications, including sticking a bar of soap inside.
“That was the solution,” Phillips said. “Over the years that was my go-to trick for bath time.”
Phillips will put his solution to the test once again on ABC’s Shark Tank tonight, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. We don’t know if any of the Sharks jump in the water with SoapSox, but we bet they’ll be charmed by Tank the shark and his plush friends.