The only thing that remains of someone when they die is the memory of them. This is why memorials are important because it relishes in the memory of the ones lost. When Raymond Olson’s son, who shares the same name, died, the memorial was all that he had left of him.
So Raymond Olson would often visit his son’s memorial to bask in the memory of his son and to maintain it.
Raymond kept his frequent visits a secret, only going during the night so as not to be seen. No one knew who was tending to the Memorial, until one day the property owners, Chevron Gas Station began with renovations.
The company had the option of completely destroying the memorial since it was built on their land but instead, the owners got in contact with Raymond. What they did for Raymond made it on to NBC.
Cesar Zepeda, president of the neighborhood council said to NBC during an interview: “Knowing that you’ve given life and hope to a father…. and knowing that you make somebody’s life better, it’s an amazing, amazing feeling to have.”
What Chevron did without a doubt means the world the Raymond. Check out the video below to see the beauty unfold: