A rainy day in Kentucky didn’t prevent a soldier from paying his respects during a funeral procession.
Erin Hester, who snapped the now-viral photo, was “so completely touched” by the scene on a Vine Grove, Kentucky street, she posted it across her social media, saying the “gentleman went above and beyond.”
She tells Fox News, “As soon as he got out of the car, it made me tear up.”
I was so completely touched by this today. A funeral procession was passing by and this soldier got out of his jeep to stand at attention in the pouring rain. I always get frustrated when I see cars that don't pull to the side and stop for a procession, but this gentlemen went above and beyond. I feel pretty confident that there isn't a military rule that soldiers have to do this. This made my heart happy to see the amount of respect that this gentleman showed a family that he doesn't even know. #values #respect
Funeral processions have the right-of-way at intersections when accompanied by an escort, according to a Kentucky law. But how often are motorists frustrated by the momentary inconvenience?
“It was true honor, respect, integrity, and humanity… I want people to see this,” she said.
Her post has been shared 122,000 times on Facebook with more than 175,000 Likes.