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Surprise becomes reality for boy with cerebral palsy
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BUFORD, Ga -- It was a strange moment. Atlanta Alive's Jaye Watson stage-whispered as she stood hidden outside Brandon Sudge's home. "We're here for a surprise!"

Sudge had just turned 16 and was nominated for a Random Act of Kindness by his teacher, Lacrecia Smith.

"Of all the students I've taught, of all the years I've taught, Brandon just left a special impression on me," Smith said. "He will always have a special place in my heart."

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When Brandon opened the door, he was stunned by the large crowd. Besides his adoring teacher, Jaye Watson and the camera crews, there were people there to change Brandon's life. In small ways: a staycation for his family with Braves tickets and a stay at the Marriott Marquis. And in big ways: McCarthy Building Company promised to widen doors in the house, granting him access to every room in his wheelchair. The biggest surprise came in the family's garage. R & R Mobility vowed to install hand controls in the family van, making his dream of driving himself a reality.

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Those generous volunteers followed through with their promises, check out the photo gallery of Brandon's transformed home. Do you know someone who deserves a Random Act of Kindness surprise? Nominate them here.

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