A grieving son has paid his late father a touching tribute by installing a QR code on his gravestone.
55-year-old Michael Bourque from Melrose, Massachusetts, was devastated after his father, 87-year-old atomic veteran John Harold Bourque, passed away.
Determined to ensure that his father’s life story won’t be forgotten, Michael has since glued a personalized QR code on the man’s gravestone.
Once scanned, the code leads the mourners to a website featuring John’s biography and photos from his fascinating life.
“When someone dies, they put a marker on the ground before you buy the stone. I thought, ‘Jeez, no one’s gonna see this. There’s so much to know about my dad.’ And in an instant, I came up with this idea,” the proud son said in an interview with DailyMail.com.
Michael also revealed that he used a 3D printer to make a disc featuring the QR code.
“We grew up poor, and my dad was too cheap to pay for anybody to fix anything. So I was that a young kid who held the flashlight while we fixed everything,” he added.
“My dad taught me everything from plumbing to electricity to carpentry, and I credit a lot of my creativity and innovative skills and abilities to make things to my dad.”
The grieving son also suggested his father would have loved his idea as he applauded the old man’s great sense of humor and his passion for innovation.
“You know what he’d be saying about this product? He’d be saying, ‘This is one of those products that people are dying to use,’” Michael joked.
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