On Might 20, Lee Kim forgot her pal Tracy’s birthday. However as an alternative of sending a belated textual content message or Fb submit, the forty three-yr-previous Bronx resident is making up for her blunder in probably the most public method attainable — by sporting a unique, elaborately constructed birthday crown daily for a full yr.
“I received a Fb notification telling me it was Tracy’s birthday, and I felt so horrible,” Kim informed The Submit whereas sporting an intricate butterfly-formed headpiece. “So, I bumped into the greenback retailer and received a bunch of pipe cleaners and made a birthday crown, and despatched her a photograph of me sporting it saying, ‘Completely satisfied Birthday, Tracy!’ ”
However that first day, as she and her brightly coloured fascinator rode the subway from her Edgewater Park residence to a design workshop in DUMBO, and, later, to a cocktail reception close to Metropolis Corridor, one thing unimaginable occurred to Kim.
“Strangers would smile; individuals began speaking to me,” she stated. “I felt so joyful sporting the birthday crown and considering of my pal that I made a decision to maintain doing it.”
Kim stated that one thing a few lady in eccentric headgear encourages individuals to open up. As strangers have approached her on the subway and the road, she’s heard the life tales of an funding banker who misplaced…