However, those who are at the parade on Thursday to celebrate that coveted first Super Bowl are making sure their loved ones are there in spirit. Fans were both taking and spreading ashes at the Eagles’ parade:
doesn't get realer than scattering your grandfather's ashes at the Eagles Super Bowl parade.— maurice (@tallmaurice) February 8, 2018
said they flew up from Tampa. pic.twitter.com/HPygzJahmD
This fan wasn’t the only one spreading ashes at the parade, according to Philly.com. Another fan, Dustin Slaughter, said his dad would have been one of the first to line up at the parade today if he were alive, so he brought a small urn of his ashes to the parade.
“It feels good,” Slaughter told Philly.com. “It feels good to have him with me for a day like today.”
It was honestly common:
My uncle, who was also a father figure in my life, passed away a year and a half ago. Yesterday was his birthday and he was the biggest @Eagles fan. His brother is taking a small vial of his ashes to the #EaglesParade to be spread out as they follow along. I love and miss you.— VinnyChev (@VinnyChev) February 8, 2018
People always discuss the passion that Eagles fans have for their team, but in a moment like this, you see how deep it really is.