When a beloved aunt passes away, how do you pay homage to her? If you are an Australian farmer, you involve your sheep in the most moving way.
Farmer Ben Jackson was trapped in a confinement in New South Wales. Unable to attend her Aunt Deb’s funeral after she lost her battle with cancer in Brisbane, she wanted to convey the impact it had had on her life.
“Unfortunately, she didn’t make it,” Jackson said, according to the Guardian. “In those moments of pain, you feel really helpless, you don’t know what to do, what to say.
Then, while feeding his pregnant sheep some extra food, an idea occurred to him. He had seen before that if he drew shapes on the ground, the sheep would flock together.
It took a few tries, but the resulting final footage, taken with a drone, is absolutely beautiful.
Ben and a crowd of singles organized a tribute to his aunt pic.twitter.com/R33SuN6YoK
– James Jackson (@guyrajack) August 24, 2021
“It certainly was something that he would have absolutely loved and appreciated,” Jackson said.
With the short film set in Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge over turbulent waters, you might really want to have the tissues ready before you hit play on this one.
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