LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington family is turning their hurt into an opportunity to spread love and cheeseburgers.
The Dunn family lost their son Brad unexpectedly earlier this year. Tuesday would have been his 31st birthday, so the family chose to celebrate in a way that brad would love.
"The answer is love," that was Brad Dunn’s motto. Brad struggled with mental health issues and passed away unexpectedly in April.
"Gave us something to look forward to. He loved loving others because he loved Jesus and we just want other people to feel God’s love," said Brad’s sister Diana Hake.
A few years ago, Brad walked around Salt Lake City, handing out burgers to the homeless, so on Tuesday, Brad’s family did just that. They handed out 31 burgers in honor of Brad’s 31st birthday.
"I feel like I’m just carrying his mission and his goal of feeding anyone who’s hungry really," said Richard Hake, brad’s brother-in-law.
And after a call to action on Facebook, people from all over joined in, the #BurgersFromBrad reaching more than 1,000 people.
Diana and Richard admit they were nervous about Tuesday, not knowing how Brad’s first birthday after his passing would feel. They found that the day served as a reminder that no matter the situation or question, the answer is love.
"We’re kind of hoping it spreads and people do acts of kindness…and just show love," said Diana.
Brad’s family asks that if you’d like to pay it forward, donate to the Refuge Clinic. You can do so by texting ‘CLINIC’ to 20222 and make a donation in Brad’s name to get other’s the mental health and medical services they need.