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BALDWYN, Miss. (WTVA) - Baldwyn Elementary School honored a former student by dedicating a bench after he was struck by a vehicle while he was getting on a school bus in October 2018.
Dalen Thomas was a 4th grader at the school.
On Friday, his family and friends gathered for the special dedication.
During the ceremony, his parents gifted his best friend with a carving in memory of Thomas.
His class and family dressed in superhero T-shirts and masks because Thomas loved superheroes, and his classmates felt he was their personal superhero.
According to his mother, when they were leaving his gravesite, two rainbows appeared in the sky.
In remembrance of that moment, Friday's event was decorated with rainbow-colored balloons.
The school's leaders decided to place the memorial bench in front of the school door so Thomas would be remembered forever.