Man on the roof says he won’t come down until every child’s Christmas wish comes true


Monroe, N.C. — ‘The crazy man on the roof’. That’s the new nickname some people are calling Brandon Reeves since he went up there Monday afternoon and hasn’t been down since.

“I decided I was going to climb on the roof, an employee’s husband built us a platform, loaned us a tent, and a company brought us a port-a-john so we wouldn’t have to go down for any reason at all,” said Reeves.

He’s been on top of his car dealership for 77 hours and counting. It all started with his 6 year old son Baylor.

“I noticed there were kids in our place that don’t get Christmas so I’m giving my bike away for a kids that doesn’t get Christmas,” said the kindergartener.

“I want our little boy to see that one thing from your heart to help someone else can create a small or big movement and create change to help other people,” said his dad.

So far, people have donated 300 bikes in 3 days, but there’s still a long way to go.

“We have children every year who ask for bikes. We typically have a couple hundred. We’ll have 2-3,000 children who ask for a bike. When their parent comes, they say, we didn’t get a bike this year,” said Gloria Haney.

She’s with Union County Christmas Bureau. That’s where all the bikes will go to for families needing a little help this holiday season.

“We had a gentleman who has worked his entire life and has provided for his family. He has a wife and two little boys. He just lost his job. He doesn’t know where Christmas is coming from. He started a temporary job yesterday, but that’s not enough to get through Christmas,” said Haney.

That’s what’s keeping Reeves on the roof. And no one quite knows when he’ll come down.

“I’m happy to stay up here as long as we can change one child’s Christmas every time a bike rolls in,” said Reeves.

And his son Baylor is cheering him on.

“Everybody bring a bike or take a hike!”

If you want to help, you can take a bike to ‘Brandon Reeves Auto World’ on highway 74 in Monroe.

All donations will go to Union County Christmas Bureau. Helping make every child’s Christmas wish come true.

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