An Australian farmer was unable to attend his beloved aunt’s funeral due to covid restrictions so he conveyed his love and sorrow in a message visible from the sky and filmed it with a drone.
From hundreds of miles away, Ben Jackson was able to express his sorrow and pay tribute to his Aunt Deb, and mourners attending the funeral were able to witness his message of love shot from above.
The Epoch Times reports: An Australian farmer couldn’t go to his aunt’s funeral because of pandemic restrictions so he paid his respects with a novel alternative: dozens of sheep arranged in the shape of a heart in his field.
Drone-shot video of pregnant ewes munching barley in a paddock while unwittingly expressing Ben Jackson’s affection for his beloved Auntie Deb was viewed by mourners at her funeral in the city of Brisbane in Queensland state this week.
Jackson was locked down at the time across a state border at his farm in Guyra in New South Wales state, 270 miles away.
An Australian farmer who couldn’t go to his Aunt’s funeral because of pandemic restrictions paid his respects in sheep instead. He laid out grain for the sheep in the shape of a love heart and sent a drone up to capture it. https://t.co/EroMz1g74h pic.twitter.com/WWPEmW2Mvt
— ABC News (@ABC) August 28, 2021
“It took me a few goes to get it right … and the final result is what you see. That was as close to a heart as I could get it,” Mr. Jackson said.
Jackson started experimenting with making shapes with sheep to relieve the monotonous stress of hand-feeding livestock during a devastating drought across most of Australia that broke in the early months of the CCP Virus pandemic.
He discovered that if he spelled the names of his favorite musical bands with grain dropped from the back of a truck, the flock would roughly adopt the same shape for several minutes.
“It certainly lifted my spirits back in the drought,” Jackson said.
“This heart that I’ve done for my auntie, it certainly seems like it’s had a bit of an effect across Australia,” he added, referring to emotional social media responses.
“Maybe we all just need to give ourselves a big virtual hug,” he said.
Australians have suffered enormously since the Chinese Virus was unleashed on the world. Their government has imposed some of the harshest lockdowns and restrictions, leveling fines and punishment previously unheard of in the once free country.
In early August we reported that soldiers had begun patrolling the streets of Sydney to enforce stay-at-home rules.