Chicago Kid Wears Dinosaur Shirts for 5,000 Days and Counting
It's a good thing to have goals, but this takes it to a new level.
Even being warned by his older siblings that he would get bullied didn't stop Lincoln-Way Central grad Zachary Dundek from wearing a shirt that featured a dinosaur all through his four years of high school.
What started as a necessity because of wearing hand-me-downs from his "dinosaur obsessed" older brother, turned into something much more.
At the age of 3, he started to have a mind of his own and decided to wear dino shirt daily.
This even included those occasions when fancy attire was required. Zachery would just wear a dino-printed shirt under his dress shirt or have a small dino patch sewn onto the dress shirt.
Even school-themed shirts were edited to feature the prehistoric creatures by being drawn onto the clothing.
It's obvious that Zachary loves dinosaurs, but his mom wouldn't say he's obsessed with them. Like most moms supporting their child's individuality, she says her son's streak is a sign of his determination and dedication.
Zachary sees it the same as his mom. Saying he'd be disappointed if for some reason he wasn't able to keep his streak going. Giving up was not an option.
Much to his older siblings surprise, he was never bullied for his fashion choice. Most never even noticed. But to those who did, he became that guy with the dinosaur shirts.
After graduating May 30, yes he had a dinosaur embroidered on his dress shirt under his gown, Dundek is planning on attending Ohio's Miami University in the fall where he'll study biochemisrty.
Jurassic Park is one of the movies that inspired him to wear dinosaur shirts daily and now he'll study one of the careers highlighted in the film too.
It's unclear at this time if he'll make dinos walk the earth again, but one thing is for sure his 5,000 days plus streak of wearing dinosaur shirt alive and continuing!