A young boy paid a heartbreaking tribute to the victims of a Canada bus crash that killed members of a youth hockey team.
Victoria Heaney’s family placed a hockey stick on their front porch to honor to the 16 people who died when a tractor-trailer smashed into the Humboldt Broncos' charter bus earlier this month.
In a video posted to Twitter, Heaney’s young brother can be seen playing with the stick on the porch before he kisses it in remembrance of the victims. He then puts it back.
“My family left a hockey stick on our porch for the Humboldt Broncos, and our Ring doorbell caught this video of my little brother looking at the stick when he came home from school. Watch until the end, heartbreaking. #humboldtstrong,” Heaney wrote alongside the video.
The precious moment has been liked on the platform nearly 40,000 times
Canadian sports broadcaster Brian Munz previously asked his followers to leave their hockey sticks out on porches in tribute to the young Humboldt Broncos players and five others, including two coaches, who lost their lives.
The hashtag #putyoursticksout began to pop up on Twitter.
“Our whole community is in shock, we are grieving and we will continue to grieve throughout this ordeal as we try to work toward supporting each other,” Kevin Garinger, the team’s president, said in an earlier interview.
A GoFundMe Page set up to help the families of the victims of the crash already raised nearly $12 million.