SANTA MARIA, Calif. - It was hard to find a dry eye in the Pacific Christian Center on Wednesday as family and friends paid their respects to Noah Scott and his family.
His mom Kristen struggled to hold back tears as she looked back on precious memories with Noah.
"From the time he was even baby Asher's age, he'd play with my hair, he'd twist my hair for comfort and even in the hospital, I'd climb into bed with him and he'd twist my hair," she said.
Those who gave eulogies described Noah's resounding kindness that helped restore faith for others in the community.
"I guess what we'll all takeaway from this is that we need to remember to be grateful and to be kind and to be like Noah.. when I said that today I meant that," said Chief Patrick Walsh from the Lompoc Police Department.
One way to honor Noah's life is by using these family made cards to help spread acts of kindness throughout the Central Coast.
"This has been a trying time and it's going to be harder moving forward for the Scott's so we just need to remember to be kind for each other," Chief Walsh said.
Noah Scott's life brought people from different backgrounds together, creating strong bonds that will carry on his legacy.
"I'm just so proud to be in law enforcement and fortunate enough to live in Lompoc. So do I hope they stay united? I don't even have to hope - I know they will - it's Lompoc - it's just the way it is there," Walsh said.