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Community holds dance party to celebrate the life of Triton Howell

Posted at 10:39 AM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 11:39:23-05

FRANKLIN, TX — The community came together on Friday to celebrate the life of a 6-year-old boy that died after a hit-and-run on Christmas Day.

Triton Howell was riding his new ATV he got for Christmas when he was hit on Christmas morning.

On Jan. 3, loved ones got together at Franklin High School to celebrate the young boys life.

To some people Triton Howell was a friend...

"His favorite color is blue and every recess he used to come play with me" said one of his classmates.

A first grandchild...

"I love you to the moon and back." said Sam Howell, Triton's Grandmother.

And a super hero...

Triton Howell donated his organs and has already helped at least two people.

He was also known for having some pretty good dance moves.

"He always is dancing, I don't think I've ever seen anyone who met him that hasn't seen him dance." said family friend Ka.

When the community came together to celebrate Triton's life, they knew it had to be a dance party.

"Oh he would've loved it. He would've been the center of attraction. He would be the one in the middle of the floor," his grandmother said.

The community really wanted to show support for the Howell family during this time.

"When you look at Amber and Shane, you see an overwhelming sense of strength." another friend said.

This strength is fueled by the love for the family from the community, since the accident Christmas morning.

"There's no words that any of us can say that will let you know how much we appreciate everything." said Sam.