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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)