For 12 years, dad secretly visited son’s memorial at night, then one note changes everything.

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For 12 years, dad secretly visited son’s memorial at night, then one note changes everything.

Twelve years ago, Ray Olson’s son died, the victim of a drunk driving accident. Ever since then, Ray tends to his roadside memorial he created in his son’s honor.

Ray had to tend to the memorial in secret, however — the location was on Chevron’s property, so Ray often snuck in at night to clean and add to it.

One night, though, a note was waiting for Ray, asking for “those individuals who are maintaining this memorial” to contact the refinery’s management.

But it wasn’t a notice taking Ray to task. Instead, when Ray called the number on the note, he discovered the property owners wanted to remove the memorial — and replace it with a more permanent one. The company was moved by Ray’s devotion, and wanted to contribute.

Watch Ray’s story below, and be moved by the ways people can be of service to one another…






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