'RowanRocks912' movement honors young boy killed at Mt. Juliet Christmas parade

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 11:36:54-05

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Mt. Juliet community has found a new way to remember the life of 7-year-old Rowan Frensley, who was killed when he was hit by a trailer after the city's Christmas parade.

Several communities across the country have created a social media movement that encourages people to paint rocks and hide them for others to find. Now, Mt. Juliet is taking it a step further to honor the young boy.

Community members are asking people to paint rocks with the hashtag #RowanRocks912 and hide them. Rowan was a Boy Scout and 912 represents his scout pack number.

When someone finds a rock, they're encouraged to perform an act of kindness in Rowan's memory and post a picture to social media.

Organizers hope to spread the kindness past Mt. Juliet.

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Rowan died on December 14 as the Mt. Juliet Christmas parade was wrapping up. As participants were unloading from the floats, he was accidentally run over by a trailer.

A Facebook group for the pictures called "Rowan Rocks 912" has already been created. The organizer has suggested some locations to hide the rocks, such as school, work or the park.