Updated: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 2:20 PM
Some Eagles fans who knew their deceased relatives would have loved to experience an Eagles Super Bowl parade made sure they did Thursday — by bringing their ashes along for the celebration.
One fan who traveled from Florida went so far as to scatter his grandfather’s remains along the route.
doesn't get realer than scattering your grandfather's ashes at the Eagles Super Bowl parade.
said they flew up from Tampa. pic.twitter.com/HPygzJahmD
— maurice (@tallmaurice) February 8, 2018
Dustin Slaughter of Philadelphia said his dad, were he alive today, would have been among the first to line up at the Art Museum steps for the Eagles Super Bowl parade. So it only made sense, Slaughter said, to bring a small urn of his father’s ashes with him for the day.
“It feels good,” said Slaughter, who posted a photo of the urn on Instagram. “It feels good to have him with me for a day like today.”
He said his father, Michael Slaughter, who died in 2014 at age 64, would have been “ecstatic today.”
Others had the same idea.
My uncle, who was also a father figure in my life, passed away a year and a half ago. Yesterday was his birthday and he was the biggest @Eagles fan. His brother is taking a small vial of his ashes to the #EaglesParade to be spread out as they follow along. I love and miss you.
— VinnyChev (@VinnyChev) February 8, 2018
— Dawn Sweeney (@dsweeney4128) February 8, 2018
Andrew Immordino brought the ashes of his brother, who died suddenly on New Year’s Eve, to the Super Bowl as a final send off.
— Helen Ubiñas (@NotesFromHeL) February 4, 2018
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