Alabama man counts to 1 Million for Charity
After 89 straight days of counting out loud on the Internet, the Mountain Brook resident looked into the cameras at 6:30 p.m. Friday and said, "One million."
The 31-year-old began his count June 18 to raise money for Push America, a charity for the disabled. Over the nearly three months of counting, he raised more than $10,500 for the organization, which is sponsored by the social fraternity Pi Kappa Phi, The Birmingham News reported.
"I'm so excited about being done," Harper said earlier in the day. "But I'm a little nervous. I'm scared. I've grown so used to almost relying on the cameras. I haven't been interacting with people."
During the count, Harper never left his house because he didn't want to be tempted to stop counting. He set up cameras all over his house so the count could be continuously streamed live over the Internet.
"Sometimes the cameras are the biggest safety net in the world and sometimes they weigh heavily on you," he said.
Still, he said he's gotten so used to them he thinks he'll miss the cameras once they're off.
But he will not miss the counting.
"I don't think I'm going to wake up and want to count," he said. "I'm the only person in this world of six billion people that's counted to a million out loud. Let someone else do two million." (fair enough but i have never worn the skin of a Giraffe and danced in the cavity of a wall doesn't mean i should)