The story of slain New Orleans teen Renard Matthews went viral Monday because his family opted to prop his body up in front of a TV, wearing his favorite Celtics jersey, at his wake.
Renard Matthews was an 18-year-old full of life who enjoyed Doritos, video games and the Boston Celtics.
He was dressed in his Celtics jersey, playing National Basketball Association 2K on an XBOX with his favorite snacks and chair.
After losing their son Renard Matthews in a tragic shooting in New Orleans, the Matthews family made a decision to celebrate his life in a pretty special way.
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Matthews' family says he loved the Boston Celtics and playing video games. His wake was on Sunday afternoon and Matthews' family chose to prepare his body in a way that will allow them to remember him the way he lived his life. Kyrie Irving jersey and socks included, too.
Matthews would usually stay at home and only venture outside to walk the dog, his mother, Temeka Matthews, told WGNO-TV.
Matthews will be buried on Tuesday.