Bryan Hayes: Prom Hero

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 In May 2013 in Graham, North Carolina, Kelsey Baker, a freshman at Western Alamance High School, was dressed up and looking beautiful for the prom at Eastern Alamance High School, but her date stood her up. This is a big deal for a 14-year-old girl. She cried, and her mother took her to Jim’s Hot Dogs & Hamburgers so that Kelsey could show her dress to her aunt, Robin Cates, who works there. Bryan Hayes, an 18-year-old senior at Graham High School also works there. He noticed that Kelsey was upset, and after finding out why, he said, “I thought it’d be nice to put a smile on the girl’s face.” Not one to be shy, he went into the dining room and asked her, “Would you like to dance with me?” She accepted. Bryan said, “I sort of twirled her around. It only lasted a minute. I was trying to make the girl’s night a little better.” Kelsey’s mother took a photo of Bryan and Kelsey, and Bryan later posted it on Reddit with these words, “She came into my work crying because her prom date stood her up the night of. She left smiling because I had [a] customer play music while I danced with her in front of everyone.” The photo went viral. Bryan said, “It’s crazy. It’s amazing so many people appreciate a small act of kindness.”

For Further Information: Steve Huffman, “A simple act of kindness in Graham goes around the world.” Times- News (Burlington, North Carolina). 7 May 2013

http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/top-news/a-simple-act-of-kindness-in-graham-goes-around-the-world-1.138927

For Further Information: MiiMZYv2, “She came into my work crying because her prom date stood her up the night of. She left smiling because I had another customer play music while I asked her to dance in front of everyone.” Reddit. Comments. May 2013

http://tinyurl.com/mcwt6

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