Kendrick Castillo’s Favorite Car Was A Jeep, So 800 Jeeps Showed Up To His Funeral
When Kendrick Castillo’s dad, John Castillo, spoke about his son’s untimely death, he said his instinct was to help others. That is how the world learned more about Kendrick’s generous spirit. The heroic 18-year-old died saving his classmates in a school shooting in Denver, Colorado, and his community continues to honor the student in a way he would have loved.
Kendrick loved the Jeep brand so much that on the day of his funeral, 800 Jeeps rode along in his procession.
“As you all know, Kendrick was a Jeep lover,” an organization known as the Colorado Jeep Girls said on Instagram. “As a Jeep community, we have been asked to come together as one to show our support for this young man and his family. We will be joining in on the procession to send him off in true Jeeper fashion! Please join us in whatever Jeep you drive. New, old, and everything in between! Let’s show Kendrick’s family the love from our Jeep community to them.”
Kendrick saved his money to buy himself his very own Jeep.
According to CNN, the STEM School Highlands Ranch student had his own Jeep that he bought himself, which is why these lovers of Jeeps are honoring him.
The Jeep procession took place today.
“People in the community just really want to get together and support however we can,” Catherine Fanaro, founder of Colorado Jeep Girls, told CNN affiliate KCNC. “This is a huge turnout. I didn’t expect it to get as big as it did, and it’s not just Jeepers. It’s other 4×4 enthusiasts and car clubs and stuff that have reached out and said, ‘Hey, I want to be part of this.'”
Kendrick would have loved this so much. Watch the procession below.
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