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This Superhero-Themed Funeral For Student Killed In South Carolina School Shooting Will Make You Cry

via NBC News Instagram

via NBC News Instagram

On SeptemberĀ 28, 6-year-old Jacob Hall was shot while in class at Townville Elementary School in Townville, South Carolina. Hall was shot by a 14-year-old gunman who opened fire on the Townville School playground during recess. While Jacob initially survived and was hospitalized, he was put on life support. Unfortunately, the all-too-young Hall died just a couple of days later on October 1. To pay tribute to the little boy, a superhero-themed funeral was held on Wednesday morning.

Hall was shot in a main artery in his thigh, causing massive blood loss leading to cardiopulmonary arrest, and died Saturday at Greenville Medical Center, his family said. Yesterday, the funeral service was held for Hall at Oakdale Baptist Church in Townville. To pay tribute to the slain little boy, the funeral was superhero-themed.

Due to Hall’s love for superheroes, attendees were asked to dress as superheroes, and the support was truly incredible. On Tuesday, members of the community in all shapes and sizes came out in hoards to honor Jacob. According to photos and videos from those in attendance, the line to get into to funeral literally stretched around the church. A line, of course, filled with superheroes.

Rest in peace, Jacob.

[h/tĀ People]

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