Several days after he died from cancer, Danny Sheehan, an 8-year-old boy from Marshfield, Massachusetts, who loved the movie "Aquaman," was honored with a procession Wednesday through his hometown.
People lined the streets in Marshfield to remember the young boy whose heart and smile could light up a room.
The procession went from St. Christine’s Church to MacDonald's Funeral Home in Marshfield. Marshfield police had asked residents to line the streets and wear colorful attire as officers, firefighters and Danny's family traveled the route.
"Danny did not like it QUIET …..so the sirens will blast, the lights will shine and we hope Marshfield turns out in the colorful attire Danny favored and makes as much noise as he did," police wrote on Facebook.
"Danny's been such a huge part of our community," one woman said.
The community had come together to help the Sheehan family fight, and now they will help them with their grief after their devastating loss.
"The amount of police officers and fire departments and you know town workers that came out, not just from Marshfield but from multiple, multiple towns and cities in this area," another woman shared. "It didn't surprise me at all that this town rallied behind that family and also that special little boy."
"It was really nice though to see all of Daniel Webster school show up and the town show up when they needed it the most," another woman said through tears.
Danny died on Sunday, after battling a rare brain cancer for four years, according to his obituary. He was an honorary Marshfield police officer, and an avid fan of "Aquaman," the superhero movie starring Jason Momoa -- they even struck up a virtual friendship. Momoa says he will dedicate "Aquaman 2" in honor of Danny.
There's a mural at the boys and girls club in his memory. For the people in Marshfield, Danny's legacy will live on -- a superhero gone much too soon.
Danny’s funeral service will take place Thursday.