Three years ago, two soldier friends made a pact. Soldier Kevin Elliot told his best friend Barry Delaney that if he were to ever be killed in action, Barry had to wear a dress – the brighter, the better – to his funeral.
Both friends decided to remain in contact and while they didn’t get to see much of each other because of their responsibilities, their friendship remained strong. Unfortunately, three years later, Private Elliot’s demand had to be fulfilled.
Barry had lost his lifelong friend to an unfortunate grenade attack in Afghanistan, and he was determined to keep the promise he had made years ago.
He poured himself his friend’s favorite drink, toasted his fallen hero buddy, and put on the most ridiculous-looking dress he could find. Oh, and he also decided to wear some neon pink high socks.
Everyone in attendance was aware of the promise. No one said a word about Delaney’s unusual attire.
Delaney did his best to pull himself together, but when he bent down to ask his friend if he liked the color of the dress, he collapsed.
You have to admire Delaney’s commitment to keeping his promise. Truly good friends are hard to come by, and worth their weight in gold.
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