Emporium Pies wants Ahmed Mohamed to know that Texas is still a great place to live and that he should feel supported in his endeavors. 

That's why both locations in Bishop Arts and in McKinney are offering 20-percent off pies to anyone who brings in a clock on Thursday. 

There's a catch — it has to be a legit clock. No phones, no watches.

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"We at the pie shop believe that we should love everyone and we were sad to hear what happened to Ahmed," said Megan Wilkes, owner of Emporium Pies. 

For those you may have missed the news, Mohamed, a ninth-grader at MacArthur High School in Irving, was arrested Monday after bringing what school officials and police described as a "hoax bomb" to campus. 

He repeatedly told school officials and law enforcement officers that what he brought to school was a clock that he made at home. Since the news spread around the world, a flood of support for Mohamed was unleashed including messages of support from President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg and more. 

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Wilkes said both locations, as they always do, will provide free slices of pie to uniformed law enforcement officers. 

"We never want to criticize law enforcement, but [Ahmed] had to deal with a lot of stuff today," Wilkes said. "We felt like it was a little bit silly, so why not encourage him by saying everyone that brings in a clock gets 20-percent off their pie."

She said if Mohamed wants some pie, he will get a free pie. 

Emporium Pies' fall pie flavors are in and Wilkes recommends the pecan pie, but said the pumpkin pie and apple pie are also delicious. 

In addition to the 20-percent off deal to those who bring in clocks, 20-percent of sales tomorrow from both locations will be donated to a local science and engineering nonprofit. 

After all, as Wilkes said, "A little pie goes a long way."

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