KANSAS CITY, MO (WIAT) - Luke Bresette, the 10 year-old boy who was killed when a display collapsed at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport, was finally laid to rest Saturday afternoon.
An estimated 1,000 people packed inside to listen to Luke's father Ryan Bresette give a 20 minute eulogy which was mostly made up of stories.
Pastoral Associate David Butel recalls one such story from the days service... "Everyday, he told his mom and dad he loved them. every night, he hugged them. even at 10 years old, going on 11, he still hugged them every night and told them that he loved them."
Services at St. Thomas More Catholic Church began at the unusual time of 10:05.
Unusual to anyone who isn't a baseball fan. Major league games typically begin at five after the hour. Baseball was Luke's favorite sport. The time was just a subtle tribute to the 10-year-old's passion for the game.
Birmingham Mayor William Bell was in attendance for the days ceremony. As were two members of the Birmingham Airport Authority.
David Wood Jr. Says he chose to attend because he's a father. He describes the two hour long ceremony as "touching."
"I have never been to one like this. The priest was so human and felt and reached for us and the family. It was really an amazing experience."
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