(WHAS11) They are kneading dough and spreading the sauce at Sicilian Pizza and Pasta; a locally owned, successful downtown restaurant that is now expanding, on 4th Street right near the Palace Theatre.
Owner Jeff Koppel is hands-on, so he's letting Bryson Livingston, a 14-year-old Doss High School student, make his own pizza. Bryson is making not only his own pizza, but his Big Sister's as well. That's right, Bryson is a Little Brother with a Big Sister match; you don't find many of those.
For the past four years, Big Sister Leah Pezzarossi has loved every minute of it. “He's just a good kid; a really good kid. He's got an awesome mom; you can tell she's raised him well,” Leah said of Bryson. “She's shown me a lot; I’ve loved it,” Bryson said of his Big Sister.
Leah is the director of the Floyd County, Indiana Youth Service Bureau and she's getting married in October.
The best part about this match is that Leah had a choice; pick a Little Brother or a Little Sister. Bryson, she felt, had been on the waiting list a little too long. “I was happy, really happy. I had been waiting and waiting,” said Bryson. “He's the easiest kid to get along with in the world,” said Leah.
Bryson loves cars; his favorite is a 1971 Chevelle, so I had to ask, “So you gonna ask her to teach you to drive?” “Yes,” he said. “And maybe chip in on a Chevelle?” “Um hum!” said Bryson.
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