One Man’s Ashes Traveled to Over 9,000 Destinations – Thanks to Kind Strangers
When 20-year-old CJ Twomey passed away last April 14, 2010, his grieving mother Hallie had him cremated. He was then placed in an urn and ‘laid to rest’ inside their home in Maine.
Three years after his death, however, she came to a realization that her son would probably never leave the urn in their home and would be there forever if she does not do something about it, reports Elite Daily.
Knowing her son was a wanderlust who would have wanted to see as many places in the world as he could, she started a Facebook page called “Scattering CJ” where she requested strangers to take portion of CJ’s ashes to scatter in their locality or to a place they are traveling to.
Hallie was surprised at the overwhelming response she received from total strangers who willingly offered to scatter the young man’s ashes. She sent them a small packet with CJ’s ashes plus his photograph.
She only had one wish for them to do, that they scatter his ashes and send her a photo of where they took him.
So far, Hallie has sent CJ’s ashes to over 9,000 people. Even in death he was able to ‘travel’. He has been to awesome places and well-known landmarks. He has gone to various states across the US and countries around the world. The most remarkable destination, perhaps, is in space! No one can top that, surely.
Here are some of the awesome places CJ has been around the world: