1. Brayden Denton, a 5-year-old from Newton County, Ind., died of a brain tumor earlier this month.
His mother Staci did away with traditional funeral attire. Instead, his coffin was carried by mourners dressed as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Thor, The Hulk, and Iron Man.
2. Brayden had been fighting brain cancer since he was diagnosed on April 20, 2013.
His mother told WLFI that her son “always had some superhero with him” during treatment.
“I felt like I was honoring him in a way that if he was looking down on us he would be happy,” she said.
3. Brayden’s favorite superhero was Spider-Man.
Brayden’s uncle Cory, who was dressed as Thor at the funeral, said that Brayden would be with him every time he watched a superhero movie: “He’s always here with me, and I’ll always watch them with him because he is always with me.”