This Man Wore A Dress To Fulfill A Promise To His Fallen Soldier Friend

Kevin Elliott was a private in the British Army. Home on a two-week leave in 2009, he told his best friend, Barry Delaney, he was scared to go back to Afghanistan. They remembered a promise they had made to one another a few years earlier.

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Their deal was, whichever of them died first—the other would wear a pink dress with green spots to the funeral. Tragically, Private Elliot was killed in action in Afghanistan eight weeks later on August 31, 2009. Delaney couldn’t locate the look he wanted, so he ended up with a lime green dress and pink socks.

“There were a few raised eyebrows, a few looks, but everyone was aware of the promise I had made Kevin,” Delaney told The Guardian. In this photo, Delaney is asking his late friend if he liked the color, ending up in tears when he realized no answer was forthcoming.

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Delaney’s brother is also named Kevin, and said, quoting Guff, “Kev will always be remembered for being a really fun-loving bloke who loved a laugh. I’m sure if he was watching what was going on, he would have been having a right good chuckle to himself.”
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Two Tours Of Battle

Elliot had previously fought in Iraq before going to Afghanistan.

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Funeral Tribute

Black Watch welfare officer Captain Lorne Campbell said in The Daily Record, “We will not forget the sacrifice, giving his life, protecting his friends, representing his regiment and his country, and so that the people of Afghanistan might have a better future.”

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And in The Guardian, Delaney said “He was such a livewire, always full of energy. Every moment with Kevin was a good time, he wanted to put a smile on everyone’s face.”

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[h/t: Guff]

Guys Hold A Fake Funeral For Their Friend Who Is Always With His New Girlfriend (PHOTOS)

We’ve all been there. You’ve got that one friend (guy or girl) who completely falls off the face of the earth when they start dating that “special” someone.

I guess it’s all part of life. Everyone has their own way of acting when they fall in love and some just want to spend every minute with their new boyfriend or girlfriend.

Here’s the story of Keiran Cable, a 20-year-old from South Wales, who recently fell in love and as a result left his group of friends in the past.  As reported by Daily Mail, Cable met Jess Ferguson about 18 months ago and since that first meeting he’s spent all of his time with his new love.

His friends weren’t liking that he basically vanished and they wanted to do something about it. So being a very creative group, they decided what would be more fitting than giving their buddy Cable a formal funeral.

About 50 of his friends told Cable they were going to watch the rugby world cup. But instead they wore black suits, rented a hearse, and created a coffin for their dear friend.

Best fake funeral ever, well done Keiran Cable

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Cable played along and even jumped in the coffin to officially accept his new fate.

With all the jokes aside, I think this was a clever way to show a friend how much they care about him. And for the record, Kerian’s girlfriend, Jess, insists that he can hang out with he boys whenever he wants.

H/T:  Elite Daily