It's the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday lights are sparkling, the jolliest tunes are filling the radio waves, and Amazon wish lists are growing longer by the minute. This year, there's a new way to get into the holiday spirit: dressing up like a Christmas tree! All the cool kids are doing it! Well, the woman in today's story is doing it, and she seems pretty cool. It all went down when she made a promise to the Internet, and the Internet made sure she delivered.
This is Kelsey Hall. (There in the Christmas Tree costume.)
She’s a 20-year-old student at the University of Alabama.
Earlier this week, Kelsey promised the Internet that she’d wear the above Christmas tree costume if her tweet got 1,000 retweets. (She must’ve missed last week’s story on a Twitter challenge gone awry.)
As she should have expected, Kelsey's tweet pretty quickly began picking up steam.
That’s how the Internet rolls. Give it a challenge — especially one that can be achieved from the comfort of one’s own home —and it rises to the occasion with ease.
People were obsessed with the number of retweets Kelsey was getting.
How could you not be?
When the universe hands you the opportunity of a lifetime, you reach out and grab that thing.
Kelsey, on the other hand, was not super thrilled about her tweet's virality.
After all, she was the one who got stuck with the possibility of having to wear the same costume every day for a few weeks.
And then? It happened!
Of course it did. You knew that was coming.
But did Kelsey follow through on her promise? Read on to find out!