Rudy completes journey; we’ve enjoyed traveling with him

Rudy Hummel (left) and his father, Mark, celebrate Rudy’s last night sleeping outside for a full year. Photo courtesy of Duluth News Tribune.

Well done. What else can you say to 17-year-old Rudy Hummel after a year of sleeping outside, fundraising for charity and teaching us all about life and its possibilities?

Rudy completed his 365-day Snore Outdoors journey, which included enduring the coldest winter in 139 years in northern Minnesota, waking up to a squirrel on his head and scrambling when sprinklers went off in the middle of the night on a hotel lawn.

Along the way, he attracted worldwide media attention that included coverage on CNN, Fox News, the Huffington Post, newspapers, television stations, radio stations and websites–and an appearance on “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor.

Thanks, Rudy, along with parents Gail and Mark, for bringing North Coast Communications along for your journey. Here is some of the coverage of Rudy’s last night, and a touching, intimate celebration in his family’s backyard, where Rudy won’t be sleeping tonight for the first time in a long time:

Duluth News Tribune

Northland’s News Center

WDIO/WIRT-TV

Fox 21 News

Associated Press

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