An Officer Questions Him For Wearing A Pink Tutu. The Man's Response Put Even Him In Shock
"I want to wear a pink tutu in public" might not be the words every wife wants to hear, but Linda Carey couldn't be prouder of her husband.
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Diagnosed with breast cancer, Linda's condition had everyone in her family feeling down—especially her husband, Bob, a photographer who is known for his sense of humor.
He Decided To Make Linda Laugh
"After Linda was diagnosed, that's when I went into self-therapy mode. I grabbed a tutu and went out and started making pictures."
An interesting, if unconventional, choice.
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His own laugh therapy ended up making Linda laugh, too, and in turn made her feel better about her condition.
"It helps me be positive. The more I laugh, the better I feel."
It's hard to be sad when your sides are splitting.
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Bob and his striking photos have since become a viral sensation around the Internet, bringing smiles to the hundreds of thousands of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
He's taken photos all over the world in some very public places, shedding all embarrassment in the hopes of bringing a smile to Linda's face.
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This photo, taken at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, probably made passersby wonder, too.
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He made Lincoln raise an eyebrow at his namesake monument.
thetutuproject.com From The Streets Of New York
Bob caused quite a stir with the NYPD.
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Bob has even gone international!
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The ballerinas of the American Ballet Theatre were gracious enough to share the stage at the Met.
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Bob looks shockingly graceful in this Brooklyn snow shot. We're shivering for him!
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This striking Monument Valley, Utah photo was taken in 2009, six whole years after Linda was first diagnosed. And he kept going...
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Bob has many serene photos from the beach, but this San Francisco photo combines the best of city and nature.
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From The Football Field
The Arizona Cardinals welcomed Bob to the field in 2012.
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Bob photographed a California cat sanctuary in 2010 and took full advantage of his access.
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Jet setting around the world for the photo project, Bob has seen several places and met a lot of interesting people.
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He could use his silliness to support more than just Linda. So he started The Carey Foundation, with the mission to "provide support to men and women diagnosed with breast cancer, survivors and their families." Money donated through the foundation goes to support those with cancer-related costs like medical supplies, home care, medical bills and childcare. The #DARE2TUTU challenge encouraged those affected by cancer to don tutus of their own and spread the word for The Carey Foundation and its causes through social media.
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Kiddos everywhere have been jumping on the #DARE2TUTU bandwagon.
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Even other men were getting in on the pink tutu fun.
Instagram And Bob Hopes You'll Join, Too!
Whether you choose to donate to The Carey Project or post a pink tutu photo of your own, Bob wants you to know that your efforts directly benefit those in need.
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Bob's efforts not only prove the power of the love he has for Linda, but also the monumental fact that one person can positively shape and affect the lives of so many others with a simple gesture.