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This Guy Dared His University President To Shovel His Driveway And He Actually Showed Up

This is what true leadership looks like.

Posted on February 25, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. ET

Devan Dannelly is a student at Eastern Kentucky University. Last week, he challenged his university president to come shovel his driveway.

Yo @EKUPrez come shovel my driveway/road and I'll come to class tomorrow... deal???

Devan Dannelly@DADannelly11Follow

Yo @EKUPrez come shovel my driveway/road and I'll come to class tomorrow... deal???

8:32 PM - 17 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And then, lo and behold...

@DADannelly11 it's a deal. What's your address?

Michael Benson@EKUPrezFollow

@DADannelly11 it's a deal. What's your address?

8:39 PM - 17 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Shit got real, real fast.

Guys President Benson is literally at my house right now.... Idk what to do

Devan Dannelly@DADannelly11Follow

Guys President Benson is literally at my house right now.... Idk what to do

9:27 PM - 17 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

A deal is a deal. Before & after at the driveway of @DADannelly11 Expect to see you in class tomorrow!

Michael Benson@EKUPrezFollow

A deal is a deal. Before & after at the driveway of @DADannelly11 Expect to see you in class tomorrow!

9:57 PM - 17 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Pictured below: Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson being a total boss.

C'mon now #EKU students! Colonel up.EKUPrez is doin work & diggin out so we can get back to campus tomorrow #GoBigE

Michael Benson@EKUPrezFollow

C'mon now #EKU students! Colonel up.EKUPrez is doin work & diggin out so we can get back to campus tomorrow #GoBigE

7:28 PM - 17 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I will be in my office on campus tomorrow so @DADannelly11 can come by for a visit anytime if you are out and about #adealisadeal #GoBigE

Michael Benson@EKUPrezFollow

I will be in my office on campus tomorrow so @DADannelly11 can come by for a visit anytime if you are out and about #adealisadeal #GoBigE

3:28 AM - 18 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Benson even took a photo with Dannelly's mom and this very impressed looking dog.

I will literally never complain about going to class again.

Devan Dannelly@DADannelly11Follow

I will literally never complain about going to class again.

10:35 PM - 17 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then Dannelly held up his end of the bargain, even though no one else did.

No class this week, but I held up my end of the deal anyways! @EKUPrez

Devan Dannelly@DADannelly11Follow

No class this week, but I held up my end of the deal anyways! @EKUPrez

7:26 PM - 18 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The two even took a selfie together.

Neither sleet nor snow nor freezing temps will keep @DADannelly11 from coming to campus. Thx for the visit Devan #EKU

Michael Benson@EKUPrezFollow

Neither sleet nor snow nor freezing temps will keep @DADannelly11 from coming to campus. Thx for the visit Devan #EKU

5:57 PM - 19 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

But it didn't end there. Benson's courageous act of shoveling inspired other members of the community!

Just following @EKUPrez's lead and shoveling snow for others. @keno_glenn

#FuturePilot@Pilot_MikelFollow

Just following @EKUPrez's lead and shoveling snow for others. @keno_glenn

8:17 PM - 18 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Huge shout out to @EKUFootball & @KDDeltaOmicron for pitching in, shoveling walks, and digging out cars. @EKUStories

Michael Benson@EKUPrezFollow

Huge shout out to @EKUFootball & @KDDeltaOmicron for pitching in, shoveling walks, and digging out cars. @EKUStories

8:38 PM - 18 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Winter bringing out the best in people.

Believe me..our crews are trying to stay ahead of it. Haven't had a storm like this since '96. @EKUVPFA

Michael Benson@EKUPrezFollow

Believe me..our crews are trying to stay ahead of it. Haven't had a storm like this since '96. @EKUVPFA

5:55 PM - 17 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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