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Community says final goodbyes to Brody Allen, 2-year-old who loved superheroes and Christmas

Funeral was Saturday
Posted at 3:32 AM, Oct 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-28 03:35:58-04

Saying goodbye to the boy who loved superheroes and Christmas.

Two-year-old Brody Allen, who brought Christmas to Colerain in October, passed away from cancer last week, and people from across the Tristate paid their respects one more time Saturday.

Ricky and Amanda Hill were just two of many who came to Brody’s funeral after his parents invited the public to attend.

"To see the smile in that boy's face and to hear him making the dog sound, it's priceless," Amanda said, holding back tears.

The Hills recalled the first time they met Brody at the Christmas parade in his honor.

"For people to come together, it's just touching," Ricky said.  

Mike Littell came, too. He said he feels the Allens’ pain with his own grandbaby on the way.  

"It's my first one, so it makes you count your blessings," Littell said.  

He put a mini-Superman toy in the flowers he took into the funeral home.  

"If it eases just a little bit off the family, then it's all worth it," he said.  

Brody's family said he was buried in his favorite superhero costume.