Aaron and Sarah Rinard tragically lost their son, Caleb, when he was almost 7 months old. But thanks to his parents’ amazing hearts, his memory lives on.
Baby Caleb passed away as a result of a birth injury in 2012. In the years since, the Iowa parents have made a point to perform regular acts of kindness in his honor.
“Every year, on his birthday and the anniversary of his passing, we go out to eat and leave a big tip or pay for someone’s meal,” Sarah told Inside Edition.
September 2017, marked the year that Caleb would have started kindergarten. The Rinards decided to do something very special to mark the occasion and continue spreading their little boy’s light in the world.
Remembering the path they would have been walking if they were taking their son to school, the parents (along with the youngest son, 3-year-old Andrew) decided to make that walk.
“It was sad knowing we should be holding Caleb’s hand and wondering what kind of day he would have had or who his teacher would have been,” Aaron said. “We were grateful to be a part of the excitement that comes with the first day of school.”
But they didn’t just make the walk for the sake of it — they also brought along a little red wagon, filled to the brim with boxes of school supplies.
Discover Sarah and Aaron’s heartwarming gesture in the video below.
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