For three days, you probably saw them along the sides of streets and in the medians of the roads you drove to work.
Firefighters carrying boots, going from car to car looking for donations to raise money and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
And many of you did not disappoint.
The Fort Wayne Fire Department raised a record-breaking $98,045 during this years Fill the Boot efforts, which ran from Aug. 22 through Aug. 24.
The previous record raised by the department was $90,958 in 2011.
The weather was good and the guys were able to spend more time out there, said firefighter Randy Zion, who is also International Association of Firefighters and Fort Wayne Firefighters Local 124 MDA chairman, in explaining the spike in donations.
Also, the economy is probably better, he added.
The fire department has been participating in the Fill the Boot campaign for 16 years and typically collects more donations than any other fire department in the state, according to a news release.
Zion said many people expressed their appreciation to the firefighters who were out collecting money, and that the department was humbled by the generosity from the community.
They had a lot of fun, he said of the firefighters.