CINCINNATI (WLWT) —The 2-year-old boy who won hearts with his love of Christmas passed away Friday.
Brody Allen, 2, was diagnosed with cancer in May, doctors told his family he likely wouldn’t make it to the holidays, so the holidays came early.
His entire neighborhood joined in to create a winter wonderland for the boy. WLWT reports that Colerain Township provided Santa, elves, reindeer and a few dozen carolers came together to ring in the Christmas spirit for Brody.
When the story broke, people from across the world sent Christmas greetings to the boy.
Brody’s family broke the news of his death Friday morning.
“It is with the deepest sadness I want to tell you that Brody has lost his fight. This morning at 6 a.m. Brody passed quietly, and peacefully in the arms of his mother Shilo. He did not suffer. He was surrounded by his family and I have no doubt many angels. While our sadness is immeasurable and we will miss his smiling beautiful soul, we are also comforted in knowing that today our son has touched the face of God,” father Todd Allen wrote on Facebook.