Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday with KSL5 #TBT

At the time Dale's "Wave at the Bus" antics went viral (June 2011), we were literally inundated with phone calls, voicemails, and emails, along with radio and tv interviews. So many that it all quickly became a blur. I've highlighted some of them along the right hand side of this blog, but there are many more that I'm sure we don't even know about. The worldwide media attention was initially sparked by a story on KSL5, (brought to you by Sam Penrod and broadcast on our local NBC station). This was picked up by the national MSNBC and pretty much just went crazy from there. So I'm kicking off a weekly Throwback Thursday WATB series with a look back at Sam's KSL's story:

"No matter how cool a teenager's mom and dad may be, few teens get through high school without their parents embarrassing them.

But an American Fork teen has had to put up with his dad embarrassing him the entire school year.
There's not much worse for a high school student than having your dad wave at you as you get on the school bus every morning. Just ask Rain Price, who is thrilled the school year is finally over.

It's a way of letting him know that we really care about him, but do something a little different ... It's a father's way of saying I love you.
–Dale Price

That's because his dad is there to bid him farewell every morning, but he's taken the embarrassment factor to a new level -- he's always wearing a crazy costume.
"When he did it the first day I was in shock," Rain said. "It's my first day of sophomore year."

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