For 70 Years A Stranger Visited This Boy’s Grave. Then His Sister Finally Unearthed The Truth

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“I was only seven when he died,” Kear explained in a BBC documentary titled The Stranger at My Brother’s Grave. “I haven’t got that many memories of him, unfortunately. Mom told me afterwards, she said I just sat and one tear ran down my cheek. And I just said, ‘Never mind mommy, we’ll see him again one day.’”

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“Of course, I never went to the funeral or anything like that,” Kear continued. “My mom used to say that he was a boy who was loved because he always had time for the elderly and that. And he just was.” Despite the fading memory of her brother, though, the 77-year-old still tends to his grave at Prestbury’s St. Mary’s Church.

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However, 20 years ago Kear noticed that she wasn’t the only person visiting her brother’s gravesite. Flowers, poems and all sorts of gifts were being laid there by a stranger, piquing the septuagenarian’s curiosity. With each visit, she would discover something new, deepening the mystery.

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