Friends take to social media to honor student lost in shooting

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Memories became a comfort for friends on social media Sunday, retweeting moments like Reat Underwood singing the National Anthem last year.

Hundreds of Reat's classmates poured out their hearts online, with a single word 'Reat' taking over social media trends around Kansas City.

From treasured silly moments of a 'special soul', to pictures from all his school activities like theatre and debate, images of the youngest victim of the shootings at the Jewish Community Center brought solace to many.

Plans to honor him spread quickly, with a Twitter campaign for students to 'wear white on Tuesday for reat!'

The motto on Reat’s Twitter account became a comfort, 'live life to the fullest and never give up.' Words his friends will now live by for a life cut far too short.

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