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9-year-old boy gets surprised by Bob the Drag Queen after his costume goes viral

Dominic Preston November 1, 2016

A nine-year-old boy was crying tears of joy after getting a surprise Halloween visit from one of his heroes: Bob the Drag Queen.

C.J. Duron received the unexpected visit after his plans to dress as the Drag Race winner for Halloween went viral earlier this month.

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C.J.’s mother shared his costume plans in an October 16 blog post, explaining that the ‘Purse First’ music video is his absolute favourite.

“My nine-year-old son C.J. is no different from most boys,” she wrote. “He’ll dress up as his hero for Halloween. His hero is Bob The Drag Queen.”

C.J. is gender non-conforming, which his mother argues is part of why he looks forward to Halloween every year.

“Halloween is his favourite holiday because he can be his authentic self and he looks forward to it all year long,” Duron said.

“[I] feel like he spends so much of the year editing himself based on what everybody thinks. When this day comes there’s no editing and I think it’s great.”

“I’m very excited to meet C.J.,” Bob said ahead of the meeting, which quickly reduced C.J. to tears. “I’ve never met a kid who dressed as me for Halloween before.”

The pair exchanged gifts, before hitting the streets of West Hollywood together to go trick-or-treating.

Before the costume went viral, none of C.J.’s friends knew what he was planning – but that wasn’t because he was ashamed or embarrassed.

“I’m not telling people that I’m going to be Bob the Drag Queen for Halloween because I don’t want them to steal my awesome idea,” he boasted.

It’s Bob’s second Halloween celebration this year, after sharing the video for his new single ‘Bloodbath’, while earlier this year he joined a video to help promote PrEP.

 

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