He Wore A Yellow Dress To His Best Friend's Funeral. The Reason Why Is Beautiful

September 10, 2014

Barry Delaney attended his best friend's funeral in a bright yellow dress and high pink socks, but never paused a moment to consider what others might think.

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You see, 28 year-old Delaney made an agreement 3 years ago with his best friend Kevin Elliott that he never hoped he would have to see through: whoever died first, the other would have to wear a dress to the funeral - the louder, the better.

The dress pact had been Elliott's idea. After it had been announced that his unit was going to Afghanistan, he was scared, and tried to make light of the situation. The friends joked about his funeral, and decided the dress should be as bright as possible: pink with green spots was the winning combination.

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"There were a few raised eyebrows, a few looks, but everyone was aware of the promise I had made Kevin."

As he kneeled down to ask Elliott if he liked the color of his dress, he broke down, realizing that his best friend would never answer.

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Delaney called his friend "a true hero," and on his outfit: "It's what Kev would have wanted."

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