Renato Garcia was a hero and a helpful presence to his community in Puerto Rico. He was always there to lend a hand when people needed him. When he passed away earlier this month, the loss shook the community. As a way of paying tribute to Garcia”s heroic legacy at his wake, the community dressed him up as The Green Lantern, his favorite comic book superhero.
During the last few weeks of his life, Garcia occasionally lived up to his “superhero” status by dressing up as the Green Lantern. He supposedly found the costume in a garbage can and decided to embody his favorite comic book hero.
The idea to dress Garcia as the Green Lantern was the community”s idea. “I was going to have a regular funeral for him, but the neighbors and the community had this idea,” said Garcia”s sister Milagros. “I know he would have liked it.”
During the service, many mourners wore Green Lantern shirts and symbols as a way to pay tribute to Garcia.
(via Laughing Squid, Primera Hora)
That must have been one heck of a funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Garcia family and their community during this time of loss.