Her son, Scott Harris, shared the photo of his 90-year-old mother Anita Harris in a private Facebook group, who after casting a mail-in ballot for Hillary Clinton died a few days later..
He captioned the photo:
“My mum. Voting for HRC. She waited 90 years. She passed away last night. She’ll be cheering from above Tuesday night.”
Mr Harris said his family had been “overwhelmed” by the responses to his post.
“What is amazing is that human kindness still exists within this contentious election. It reminds me of people stopping and taking off a hat as a funeral procession passed by. Honouring a complete stranger. Just shows, Love Trumps Hate,”
Huffington Post then got in touch with Harris, who told the New outlet that his mother had been ill and in hospice for the past eight months. And that he never envisioned that his post would blow up. Harris said:
“My brother and I are overwhelmed at all the responses to a simple picture. What is amazing is that human kindness still exists within this contentious election. It reminds me of people stopping and taking off a hat as a funeral procession passed by. Honoring a complete stranger. Just shows Love Trumps Hate.” To date, his original post has garnered more than 2,500 condolence comments.
Frankly I can’t think of a better sendoff for mom than going viral. She always was a bit of an attention-seeker. LOL.” Anita Harris didn’t want a service, her son said. “She just wanted us to go eat great Chinese food so when we do we will toast her and HRC.”