Ben Higgins Reveals the Meaning Behind That Bracelet He Always Wears

If you watch The Bachelor with a keen eye for detail (and, really, who doesn't?), then you've probably noticed Ben Higgins wearing the same bracelet day in and day out. It's a small accessory, but it has a heck of a lot of meaning.


At the Disney-ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour party Saturday night, Ben admitted the bracelet, made in his hometown of Warsaw, Indiana, by MudLOVE, is way more than an accessory. The creator, who goes to Ben's church, invited him to come in and check out the product, and told Ben that every bracelet sold providing a week of clean water to someone in need.

I'm really involved in a nonprofit my best friend started in Honduras. So we were talking about the correlation between the two and he said, 'I just want to give you a bracelet with your favorite word on it.' I chose hope. A lot of people ask the Bachelor to wear something or to do something and he never asked me to wear it. I was in the car on the way back to my house and I said I’m going to wear this all season because he never asked me to.

Low and behold, MudLOVE started getting a lot of inquiries about the bracelet and now they're actually going to partner with the charity Ben is involved in, Hope United in Honduras, so that every piece sold generates three dollars for the nonprofit.

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What's great is, it may be something small when somebody does something for somebody else and doesn’t ask for anything in return, I hope it turns into something big and people are going to get food and water and jobs and a life for their family based on some crazy bracelet that they wore on a show. The bracelet says hope and I looked at it a lot. Everybody needs a little hope.

Ah, just another reason to love Bachelor Ben. Now if he would just divulge if he really has found true love, we'd be perfectly happy campers.


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