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Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in News 4 Kids |

University president cleared snow from outside his student’s house

A snowed in student convinced the president of his university to shovel his driveway after challenging him on Twitter.

Devan Dannelly, a student at Eastern Kentucky University, said he would attend class if President Michael Benson cleared snow from outside his house.

Surprisingly, Dr Benson accepted the student’s challenge and shared a photo of his efforts on Twitter.

“I tweeted back asking for his address, and he probably didn’t expect me to show up,” he told the Richmond Register.

Dr Benson said the pair spent 45 minutes shoveling the driveway and he even had dinner with the student’s family afterwards.

“I did it mainly for the surprise factor, but we had a really great time,” he added.

“It was fun, and I got to make a connection with a student that otherwise probably wouldn’t have happened.”