Fear Gabriel, the mini Tree

March 14th, 2012

GABRIEL (no last name given) wants to be a tree when he grows up. Not just any tree, the Stanford Tree. The 6-year-old started preparing a few years ago, sporting a green sleeping bag, but he soon wanted something that looked more like the real thing, his mother says. Now Gabriel has a tree costume of his own.
CBS 5 captured him in action recently wearing a mini tree costume his parents made him for his birthday. In the footage, Gabriel is seen with several of his larger counterparts, and bustin’ a move with JONATHAN STRANGE, whose day job is as an intern for the office of Government and Community Relations.
“The person inside the costume doesn’t have to smile because on the outside of the costume there’s always a smile,” says Gabriel, poking his torso out of the costume to reveal a “Fear the Tree” T-shirt.