Stanley — People are travelling from all across New Brunswick to get a glimpse of Brandon Hayward, a 7-year-old boy from Stanley who successfully wished for a snow day on Tuesday. People are heralding the boy as a miracle worker after word spread like wild-fire of his ability to make wishes come true. “He wanted so badly to have the day off school,” proclaimed Andrea Hayward, the boy’s mother. “I told him that maybe he should just wish for it. So, he got down on his knees and bowed his head and he wished it with all his might — I felt something happen in the kitchen last night.”
When the Hayward family awoke the next morning and turned on the radio, they immediately knew that something amazing had happened. “I knew it was because of him,” glowed Mrs. Hayward. “It wasn’t even snowing yet and they had shut down all the schools. I called my mother and told her about the miracle, and she must have told some of her friends or something — because next thing I knew my phone was ringing off the hook with people wanting to talk to my Brandon.”
Mrs. Hayward told The Manatee that strangers began arriving at their doorstep, hoping the boy would wish something for them. “First it was just a couple of local people wanting wishes for cheaper beer prices and a prolonged deer-hunting season,” she said. “Then there were folks coming from all over: Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, even from all the way up in Campbellton. They were asking for all sorts of stuff — a cure for athlete’s foot, jobs, free Tim Hortons for a year, just anything and everything, really.”
Brandon has already grown tired of the attention. “At first it was pretty cool to know that I could grant wishes,” he told our reporter. “Then it was just like everyone wanted something from me, and I just wanted to wish for things for myself like Skylanders and Happy Meals and a new snowmobile that looks like a dragon.”
The Manatee‘s reporter had to wait for more than 3 hours for a chance to interview the young Hayward about his new-found powers and the pressures that are bound to come along with them. To test his miracle work in action, we asked him to show us how he made his wish come true. The boy crouched down onto his knees, lowered his head toward the floor and said “Please, please, please let school be cancelled forever.”
Stay tuned for further cancellation notices.