Siblings are usually bitter enemies, sworn to roast, bother, and pester each other until the end of time.
However, when stuff gets real, and your brother or sister needs some help, you’ve always got their back.
And this big sister lived up to that role when she found out that her younger brother had nothing to wear to his first big school dance.
Lisa White took to Facebook and asked her friends to help get her brother some fly clothes so he could take his girlfriend out in style.
Her little bro, Cody Keifer, didn’t really have many clothing options at his disposal, as he never went to a school dance before. Yes, it was his first time. So not only was he most likely nervous, but he was a complete newbie to the whole situation.
White then asked Facebook to provide Cody with clothes to match his girlfriend.
“His girlfriend is wearing a red dress and my brother is in need of a red tie, white shirt and black pants. Depending on prices, I can buy some of it for him. But if anyone has anything he can borrow or possibly have to wear for the night, it would mean the world to him.”
White thought that she would only get “two or three responses.”
“Within maybe an hour, I had 10 different people offer to take him shopping. I had put my phone down and came back after doing the dishes and I was just amazed at how many people had already offered to help.”
Cody was floored by the community’s response. He initially only asked his sister for a red tie, but then she ended up getting him a whole outfit.
“I’ve never had that experience before — not just the dance but the help from the community.” Cody said
So Lisa took Cody to meet up with a kind woman who agreed to help out online, and she was a total stranger.
“(Cody) was more worried that is would be embarrassing or awkward and it wasn’t at all. The woman walked in and said ‘Let’s do this!’ She told him, ‘You need to look like a king,’ and ‘That’s what every young man deserves’ and ‘Don’t even look at the price.’ And he got everything: the shirt, the shoes, the tie, right down to his socks.” – White said in an interview with Omaha.com.
Someone else even bought Cody a corsage for him to give to his date, and another family provided a gift card so the young couple could enjoy a nice dinner.
The outpour of support made White extremely emotional, especially because Cody was working hard in school to get his grades back up.
“It was above and beyond anything I ever imagined. I was so glad to see him finally going to a dance and wanting to do that, I wanted to bawl my eyes out. I’m glad he got to experience it, and I got to witness it all. And I’m so grateful to the people who helped him.”
It’s easy to get bogged down in negativity and generally feel like humanity sucks, it’s not like this world doesn’t give you more than enough evidence of that. But you can never discount our common desire to help those in need. It sounds like Cody had an amazing first school dance because of it.