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Steve Kornacki and Gap Donate 500 Pairs of Kor-Khakis to Youth

Steve Kornacki on a couch.

You remember it — I know you do. It's election night (or honestly any of the three days to follow) and you're sitting on the edge of your couch trying to figure out what exactly is going on with the count. Steve Kornacki whizzes into frame on the MSNBC feed, a pen and paper in hand and deftly breaks it all down for you. He's explaining what the numbers mean, projecting what is set to come, and breaking down the remaining paths to victory for both candidates. It's the kind of expertise that you (and the rest of the world needed). And it turned the analyst into a social media phenom.

Kornacki has been lauded as the internet's "Chartthrob," found himself as the only out figure on People's list of the 13 Sexiest Men Alive, and caused a spike in sales on the khakis he was wearing. Yes, our very own Kor-snack-i in the khakis — ok that sounded better in my head than it looks on the page but go with me here. Now, Gap is trying to give back.

After all of the coverage (and no doubt the extra coin in their coffers,) Gap reached out to Kornacki in order to thank him. Their thanks was set to come in the form of a lifetime supply of khakis.  Ever the gracious one, Kornacki said no. So the company came back with another idea.

"I go through about one pair of pants every five or ten years," Kornacki explained yesterday on MSNBC. "I don't need much when it comes to that — also that's much to big of a gift for me to be accepting. I said thank you, but no thank you. Then the Gap said well, you know we have something else in mind."

That something else was that on Giving Tuesday (yesterday,) they would donate 500 pairs to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Workforce Readiness Program in his name. In addition, Gap is going to donate up to $10 for every dance challenge video uploaded to social media with the hashtag #SharetheGapDream between now and December 31, up to $50,000.

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