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Angel the Chicken didn't arrive at Aidan Miller's Immaculate Conception Catholic Church grave with a name tag, but, according to this KARE11 story, he got the name soon after.

“Next Wednesday, July 22nd, it will be one year since he passed away,” Karen Miller, Aidan’s mom, points out...She's brought a lot more smiles than tears these past few weeks...Aidan’s parents do know their son loved animals and was especially fond of the chickens his family used to raise on their farm.

Courtesy of the Miller Family.

Why does the chicken spend time only at Aidan's grave? Recently Karen Miller found out she had breast cancer...and about that time, Angel the Chicken got much closer to her. Coincidence? Having cared for chickens I'm going to say no, that's not a coincidence.

Courtesy of the Miller Family.

Long ago there was a radio personality, playwright, and occasional actor named Alexander Woollcott. At my mother's memorial service her eulogy included a line from Woolcott directed at my father. I can't remember the exact quote, but after looking at and reading Aidan's pictures and story, I can paraphrase and say to his family, "You fortunate ones, you had that wonderful kid in your life for 16 years."

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