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Best Man

Joey DiJulio, 31, of Burien, Wash., got an e-mail inviting him to a bachelor party. Nothing unusual with that, except DiJulio had no idea who the groom was; the groom had meant to invite a friend named DiGulio. After a number of e-mails among the invitees, “I had no idea what any of these places are” that they were discussing, DiJulio said. “After Googling them, everything was pointing to Philadelphia.” When the groom’s brother asked for a final headcount, DiJulio finally admitted that he thought he was invited in error. “This is the city of brotherly love,” replied groom Jeff Minetti, 34, confirming the location. He told DiJulio to come anyway. DiJulio put up an online fundraising campaign to raise $1,200 for his travel expenses. “Money kept pouring and I thought ‘Let’s do something cool for the bride and groom’,” DiJulio said. “Right now I’m above $8,000 and we’re going to help them with their honeymoon.” (RC/AP, WPVI Philadelphia) ...It’s nice that DiJulio showed up, since DiGulio never did get his invitation.
Original Publication Date: 29 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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