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This Woman Had The Perfect Reaction When Her Fiancé Dumped Her Via Text

Kilee Manulak didn't get mad — she trashed her wedding dress in a color run.

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Kilee Manulak was supposed to marry the man of her dreams on Nov. 7. Instead, he dumped her over text message one week before the wedding.

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"I cried for a week straight. I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep," Manulak told BuzzFeed Life.

Friends and family begged her to get out of bed and go outside, but she resisted — until a friend asked her to do Tampa's Color Fun Fest 5K run with her.

Manulak checked out the event, and when she saw photos of people doing it wearing all white, she had a lightbulb moment: She'd do the run in her wedding dress.

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"I’ve always heard about 'trash the dress,' like doing beach photos in it, getting it muddy, and I thought that was pretty interesting," Manulak said. "I realized I couldn’t do anything with the dress now, but I wanted to make a new memory for it. It went from the dress I was supposed to wear to the dress I was going to wear."

Her bridal party decided to join her and wear their bridesmaid dresses for the Nov. 15 run.

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"It was my maid of honor's idea," Manulak said. "I told her she could sell it or donate it, but she insisted we wear the dresses, so we all got together that morning to do our makeup, and got dressed the way we would have on my wedding day.”

Before the race, the announcer spotted Manulak in her wedding dress and called her up on stage.

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Manulak said he asked when her big day was, at which point she had to share her story.

"People booed my ex, and then during the race, people came up to me and said things like, 'You go, girl, good for you, stay strong,'" she said. "Since then, people have reached out tell me their stories. It’s nice to connect on a different level."


Manulak doesn't know if her ex has seen her story, and she doesn't care. "I did it for me and my sanity."

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"It has nothing to do with him," she said. "I wish him and his family all the best. I want to thank him for sparing me heartache in the future."

"I was supposed to marry the man of my dreams in that dress, but now it represents sisterhood, support, and family," Manulak said.

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She added that she hopes her story provides inspiration for everyone going through a tough time.

As for the dress? She plans to get it dry-cleaned and donate it to charity.