Many areas of the world have experienced lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, this has meant time away from loved ones and for some people, a missed opportunity to say goodbye for the last time.
Ben Jackson was one of those people who was heavily impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns. He lives in Guyra, in the Australian state of New South Wales.
Unfonarutely, due to strict border closures in Australia, Jackson was unable to attend his aunt’s funeral in Brisbane when she passed away after a 2-year-long battle with cancer.
Despite not being able to attend her funeral, he wanted to show his love and honor for her and he figured out a creative way to do it.
Jackson works as a sheep farmer and while he was feeding the pregnant female sheep, he scattered grain to form a giant heart shape.
When the swarm of hungry sheep followed the trail of grain to eat, they ended up forming a large heart.
While the heart couldn’t be seen from ground level, a drone was used to capture the touching moment from above.
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James Jackson, who also works with sheep, shared the footage on Twitter, saying, “Ben and a mob of singles organised a tribute to his Aunty.”
Ben and a mob of singles organised a tribute to his Aunty pic.twitter.com/R33SuN6YoK
— James Jackson (@guyrajack) August 24, 2021
Speaking with ABC News, Ben Jackson said, “My aunty loved coming down to the farm and poking around so I just thought a heart for her would be very appropriate.”
Speaking with 7NEWS in Sydney, he added, “I just hope that when I did it, she was having a peep through the clouds and was able to see it.”
What a touching and creative tribute!
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