MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Wisconsin man’s public tribute to his wife has gone viral.
Babbette Jaquish had a love of sunflowers. She passed away last November after a nine-year battle with cancer.READ MORE: MN Providers Advised To 'Pause' Distribution Of Jonson & Johnson Vaccine Until Review Of Rare Blood Clot Cases
This spring, her husband Don planted almost 400 acres of sunflowers for her in Eau Claire, creating a four-mile tribute along Highway 85.
He said his wife was known as “the Sunflower Lady” because she loved them so much.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial, April 13 Live Updates: The State Rests Its Case; Defense Begins To Call Witnesses
Video and pictures of the sunflowers have become a hit on the Internet.
Their daughter, Jennifer White, said the family is humbled by the response. She said her mother would be very happy with all of this.MORE NEWS: Fmr. President Obama On Daunte Wright Shooting: 'A Reminder Of Just How Badly We Need To Reimagine Policing'
The family even started a website called Babbette’s Seeds of Hope. The charity will be selling bags of sunflower seeds with the proceeds going to hospitals and research.