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There are wedding gifts, and then there are wedding gifts, as Miami superfan Pedro Lopez learned Saturday.
Awesome night with the newly married couple. Congrats, Pedro and Susana! pic.twitter.com/chz5QJQAAA— Hurricanes Football (@CanesFootball) June 8, 2014
According to UM spokesman Chris Yandle, the bride paid to have Sebastian appear -- he commands $250-300 for a few hours -- and the Hurricanes thought they’d throw in a special bonus.
“We said, ‘What if we brought Duke, too?” said Yandle, who added that although the groom knew Sebastian would be there, “he definitely didn’t know Duke would be there.”
Yandle said the idea sprang from UM’s initiative to “[do] more in the community,” which is part of its “RENEWED” marketing campaign.
.@dukejohnson_8 & @um_sebastian - Wedding Crashers, @CanesFootball style pic.twitter.com/HpZqc5xaxQ— Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) June 7, 2014
Well tonight was kind of awesome! My buddy @DukeJohnson_8 knows how to make an entrance. pic.twitter.com/lEKYJ55EE5— Sebastian The Ibis (@UM_Sebastian) June 8, 2014