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Boys stop basketball game to kneel for passing funeral procession

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FRANKLINTON, LA(WVLA) – Two Louisiana sisters were on the way to a cousin’s funeral in Franklinton on Saturday, April 21 when the unexpected happened. 

Sisters Lynn Bienvenu and Johanna Stroud of Denham Springs were on the way to the funeral when the funeral procession passed Franklinton Junior High School, WVLA in Baton Rouge, La. reports.

It is a common sight to see a funeral pass the junior high and basketball court on Main Street, but what the sisters saw next was not something you might expect to see. 

According to Carrie Lynn Bienvenu, when passing Franklinton Junior High School they “noticed something that touched their hearts deeply. A group of local teenagers playing a game of pickup basketball had seen the procession passing by, stopped the game and dropped to their knees in a impromptu display of respect.”

Bienvenu said they were so moved by the kneeling that they took a photo and posted it on Facebook

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