Stranger visits teen’s memorial for family who couldn’t make annual trip

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A metro Atlanta family is thankful for an act of kindness during the chaotic coronavirus pandemic.

In 2013, Jamie McHenry was killed in a tragic car crash during spring break near West Palm Beach, Florida.

Every year since his death, his parents make the trip from their home in North Fulton County down to St. George Island, Florida to pay their respect to their 13-year-old son at a memorial.

This year they couldn’t because of the coronavirus pandemic. But that didn’t stop the memory of their teen son from being forgotten.

A random stranger in the area heard the family’s story and decided to step in and make sure Jamie McHenry’s memorial was still decorated.

The kind stranger, who posted a photo of the good deed on Facebook, wrote: “Christine and the McHenry family… we were sad to read that due to this pandemic your annual trip to SGI was canceled and you will miss visiting the memorial brick for your son Jamie. Wanted to know we are watching over it for you today and he is in our thoughts. God bless.”

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