There have been some famous umbrella holders in pop culture. Brad Pitt once held an umbrella for a sumo wrestler, and Mary Poppins flew anywhere and everywhere she wished. To hold or not to hold is also a major fashion debate for high class socialites, and even mysterious creatures have an infatuation with the umbrella.

Over the weekend one faithful prisoner fulfilled a coveted duty and perhaps raised his prison status by holding an umbrella for Michael Vick as he spoke at a Florida jail.

How was the umbrella holder selected? Was the holder nervous after assuming such a high position, or was he at ease protecting Vick from harmful UV rays? And was the umbrella passed along so several inmates were given a turn? We may never know the answer to these questions.

Hat tip to SI.com

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