Thousands of bikers drove in a funeral procession to pay their respects to a 5-year-old boy who loved motorcycles. Hunter Weiss’s life was commemorated by the entire community of Magna, Utah, and beyond with the surprising turnout.
The idea came from Hunter’s father, who asked some of his friends in a motorcycle club to ride in the funeral procession to honor Hunter’s love of motorcycles. Word of the procession quickly spread on social media and on Saturday morning, thousands of bikers showed up.
“We expected maybe 100, 200 bikes,” Hunter’s aunt, Kara, told ABC News. “Over 2,000 bikes came.”
The motorcyclists followed the procession to the burial grounds, where they paid their respects at the casket.
“The amount of bandannas that were on his casket was amazing,” Kara said.
Hunter passed away on March 7 after a truck accident at his grandparent’s home, according to Greater Salt Lake Unified Police Detective Chuck Malm.
“We appreciate all the respects and condolences we’ve gotten,” Kara said.
She added that the tribute was “pretty emotional. It was amazing. I don’t know how to describe it. Unreal.”