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Rick Byrd makes a birthday wish come true

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I couldn’t have gotten a better birthday gift.

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My 21st birthday was yesterday.

Hopefully I don’t need to spell out for you why that’s such a special occasion, especially for a college student like myself. On the whole, it was a fantastic day full of great times spent with family and friends.

But you don’t care about any of that.

You’re here for one thing and one thing only: to know how Belmont Bruins head coach Rick Byrd made my birthday wish come true.

Yesterday, as my birthday was coming to a close, I sent out a tweet to Belmont’s men’s basketball team, asking them for something special:

I drifted off to sleep without a response.

Oftentimes, I periodically wake up throughout the morning as various pings and buzzes produced by my phone stir me. I usually give my notifications a quick glance before drifting back to sleep.

Today, as I looked over to check on one of them, I was so overjoyed that I couldn’t possibly go back to bed.

I couldn’t believe it. A birthday wish of mine was seriously that close to coming true.

I was ecstatic. Exuberant. Exultant. Jubilant.

Soon enough, in my very email inbox, I had a video from the legendary Coach Byrd himself, wishing ME a happy birthday.

Now, if you get all the way to the end of the video, you’ll notice that Coach Byrd asks for me to send him a birthday video! After all, his birthday is today, only one day after mine.

Since letting Coach Byrd down would be a massive failure, I was sure to pass one along:

Belmont’s head coach made my wish come true in Disney-esque fashion. I cannot imagine a cooler message to receive for my birthday, so I must thank Belmont Athletics for that.

I’m blessed.

Now I just don’t know how I’ll ever have a cooler birthday than this. The only thing I can think of next is a personalized message from Oliver Purnell himself stating that he has never been fired.


For Cam’s previous Rick Byrd content, please see A Rick Byrd Star Wars and 20 photos of Rick Byrd