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: Lake Superior Zoo's Lilly The Lion Undergoes Root Canal
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: Kashkari: Delta Variant Could Slow Labor Market Recovery
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: Minnesota Olympians Help Boost Interest In Their Sports At Home
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.