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Feel Good Friday – Community Comes Together For Son

A community has come together to help a young boy who lost so much, so quickly. Earlier this week, Tamara Hendry, a Zolfo Springs Elementary School teacher, died suddenly of a heart attack. Aside from teaching, Hendry was also a single mother to an 11-year-old boy named Heath.

The family is still trying to heal from their loss, but Thursday night at the Hardee County Fair, something very special happened to help their process. In the video, Hendry’s son, Heath, can be seen standing alongside an auctioneer. Heath had been raising a swine to sell at the fair, and Thursday was the big night.

The price per pound started off low, but it didn’t stay there long. Within just a minute-and-a-half the auction was over, and Heath’s swine was sold for an unbelievable price.

“SOLD for $170 a pound,” the auctioneer announced. At 290 pounds, it went for more than $47,000. The crowd went wild, giving Heath a standing ovation, and we’re told there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

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  • Sarah February 20, 2016, 3:29 pm

    What kind people!

  • Princess Buttercup February 21, 2016, 12:07 pm

    That is awesome!

  • myfamily February 22, 2016, 11:37 am

    That is beautiful!

  • Erm February 22, 2016, 8:06 pm

    Not such a feel-good moment for the pig, I imagine.

    • Chance February 23, 2016, 5:47 am

      Oh but he gave the best gifts of all… Bacon and love ? So awesome for the boy.

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